Swalwell is running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in office:
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Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Eric Swalwell sits on the following committees:
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
Swalwell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- 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 2 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. 4481: Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2019
- H.R. 4393: Advancing Access to Precision Medicine Act
- H.R. 3751: No Student Loan Interest Act
- H.R. 3486: Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act
- H.R. 3095: Know Your Repayment Options Act
- H.R. 3097: Fairness in Forgiveness Act of 2019
- H.R. 3098: Student Loan Interest Deduction Act of 2019
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2019, Swalwell missed 338 of 4,421 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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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