WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday by the House Democratic Caucus.
The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of justice in federal courts, administrative bodies, and law enforcement agencies.
“I’m honored to join the House Judiciary Committee,” Swalwell said. “I believe my experience as an Alameda County prosecutor, and as the son and brother of law enforcement officers, will give me valuable perspective as I contribute to the committee’s work to advance Americans’ safety and equal protection under the law. I also welcome this opportunity to more aggressively pursue issues on which I’ve voiced concern in the past, including voting rights, LGBT equality, comprehensive immigration reform, technology and intellectual property topics, and supporting a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.”
Swalwell will give up his seat on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in order to accept this new appointment. He retains his seat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, on which he serves as the CIA Subcommittee’s Ranking Member.