Rep. Jim Costa
Democrat • 16th District, California • 6th Term • Sworn In 2005
- 1 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 338 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 41 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 300 of 439) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 45 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.61Referred to the Subcommittee Feb 19, 2015 0 Views
Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Stalking Awareness Month.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1655Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 4 Views
To amend the Community Services Block Grant Act to reauthorize and modernize the Act.
H.R.1619Referred to the House Committee Mar 25, 2015 6 Views
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the b...
H.R.1610Referred to House Rules Mar 25, 2015 7 Views
To establish biennial budgets for the United States Government.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Nay (with party)March 25, 2015