Rep. Jim Costa
Democrat • 16th District, California • 5th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 10 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 282 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 105 of 437)
- 227 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 257 of 439) 11 Made Into Law (Ranks 229 of 439)
Born in Fresno on April 13 1952, Costa is a third-generation family farmer. His grandparents emigrated from Portugal's Azores Islands in the early 20th century. He graduated from Fresno State in 1974. He was a state legislator for 24 years, serving in the California State Assembly from 1978 until 1991, and in the California State Senate from 1994 until 2002. He was an aggressive fighter for farmers, the environment and health care in the Fresno area.
In 2004, Costa defeated Republican state senator Roy Ashburn to become the U.S. Representative for the 20th District. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.Res.551Referred to the Subcommittee Jun 09, 2014 4 Views
Supporting the mission and goals of 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which include increasing public awareness of the rights, needs, ...
H.R.4126 - San Luis Reservoir Expansion Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 07, 2014 1 Views
To authorize the construction of the expansion of San Luis Reservoir in California.
H.R.4125 - Shasta Dam Expansion Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 05, 2014 0 Views
To authorize the construction of the expansion of Shasta Dam in California.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5781 - California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred Dec 10, 2014 45 Views
To provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California.
H.R.5687Message on Senate action sent Dec 16, 2014 12 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the "Juanita Mil...
H.R.5562Message on Senate action sent Dec 16, 2014 16 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the "Federal Correcti...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyAye (against party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (against party)December 11, 2014