Eric Swalwell Visits for Politics & Eggs

By Sarah Murphy '20 | February 27, 2019

Eric Swalwell signs wooden egg

California Congressman Eric Swalwell visited the New Hampshire Institute of Politics for Politics & Eggs on Monday morning.

Swalwell is serving his fourth term in Congress. He has not officially announced a run for the Democratic ticket, but he did say that he is considering it.

Swalwell focused on three major issues. He said, “I’m convinced that the best way to bring that promise of America to all Americans is to go big on the issues we take on -- on education, on health care, on gun violence. To be bold in the solutions that we execute and to do good in the way we govern.”

The Congressman wants debt-free college for those who participate in a work-study program as well as volunteer service. Swalwell also believes that the federal college loan interest rate should be eliminated.

Swalwell called for universal healthcare, saying, “Instead of $1.6 trillion in tax cuts, where 83 percent of the benefits went to 1 percent of Americans, we should have a 10-year, trillion dollar ‘cures-in-our-lifetime’ program to look every Alzheimer’s, cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s patient in the eye and tell them that we are going to study genetics and find cures."

On gun violence, Swalwell believes in a strong gun reform, saying, “I hope that understanding this epidemic, that we go so big and be so bold to ban and buy back the most dangerous weapons, assault rifles, and take them out of the hands of the most dangerous people.”

Swalwell will reflect during the next few weeks before making a final decision on a presidential bid.

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