Fiscal Responsibility

Increasing our water supply and investing in Valley communities is critical to renewing our economy. However, long-term and sustainable growth also relies on getting our nation’s fiscal house in order.

Today, the national debt is approaching $20 trillion dollars, which is approximately $61,350 per U.S. citizen, and ensuring a robust 21st century U.S. economy will require Congress to get our fiscal house in order. As a co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition, I will continue supporting fiscally sustainable policies that will grow our Valley and U.S. economy.

Just as no single reason led to the deep deficits now facing our country, there are no silver bullets or quick fixes to getting our country back on track. Putting our fiscal house in order will take hard work and tough decisions. This means reviewing and terminating unnecessary federal programs; ending expensive policies that encourage companies to ship American jobs overseas; and eliminating so much of the fraud, waste, and abuse draining our government’s resources.

As Americans, we must be honest about our long-term economic obligations and work together to get the job done. To learn more about some of the measures I have supported to help increase accountability and fiscal responsibility, you can visit the Blue Dog website here.

 

More on Fiscal Responsibility

Nov 24, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON DC) – Representatives Jim Costa (CA-16) and John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after introducing 

Aug 26, 2021 In The News

August 26, 2021 - FRESNO – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement after an agreement was made to hold a standalone vote on President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill by September 27, 2021 and to only bring a reconciliation package to the House that has the backing of 51 votes in the Senate and complies with the Senate Byrd Ru

Aug 24, 2021 Press Release

FRESNO – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement after an agreement was made to hold a standalone vote on President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill by September 27, 2021 and to only bring a reconciliation package to the House that has the backing of 51 votes in the Senate and complies with the Senate Byrd Rule:

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2019) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement regarding the passage of a Continuing Resolution to fund the government through November 21:

Jul 25, 2019 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released this statement following a vote in the House of Representatives today in favor of passing H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the House passed the conference committee’s version of the tax bill: