Swalwell is the representative for California’s 15th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Swalwell is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Swalwell.
Swalwell is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Swalwell has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Eric Swalwell sits on the following committees:
Swalwell was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3098 (116th): Student Loan Interest Deduction Act of 2019
- H.R. 1671 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the “James ‘Jim’ Kohnen Post Office”.
- H.R. 3771 (113th): Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Swalwell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Swalwell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3359: To provide for a system for reviewing the case files of cold case ...
- H.R. 1441: No Guns for Abusers Act of 2021
- H.R. 1264: Corporate Duty to Report Act of 2021
- H.R. 1267: Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act
- H.R. 1266: Duty to Report Act
- H.R. 1265: Enhancing Protections for Whistleblower Anonymity Act
- H.Res. 40: Appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President ...
From Jan 2013 to May 2021, Swalwell missed 343 of 4,849 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.
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