In the 113th Congress, Congressman Jim Costa serves on two powerful House Committees: the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Natural Resources.

On the Committee on Agriculture, Costa serves as ranking member on the Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit Subcommittee. He also serves on the Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture subcommittee and the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee.

For the Committee on Natural Resources,  the Congressman serves on the Water and Power Subcommittee and the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee. Congressman Costa's appointment gives his constituents a voice on water issues, such as water resources planning, research and development and irrigation programs, as well as mining, oil, and gas

Along with his committee assignments, Costa was co-chair of the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus, the Natural Gas Caucus, and the Specialty Crop Caucus. Costa is a member of the following Congressional Caucuses among others:

Alzheimer's Task Force                        Arts Caucus
Blue Dog Coalition
Center Aisle Caucus
Community College Caucus
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Congressional Portuguese-American Caucus


Congressional Chicken Caucus
Rural Cooperative Caucus
Congressional Caucus on Modern Agriculture             Wine Caucus
Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus

Congressman Costa is proud to represent the Valley as a member of these important committees and Congressional Caucuses.