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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Investing in Our Valley

Returning our fair share of federal tax dollars back to the district is an important part of serving the Valley. Investments in education, infrastructure, and transportation grow the Valley’s economy over the short and long-term.

Over the years, I have worked to secure funding for dams, pipelines, pumping stations, and other projects to bring more water to our region. In 2008, I secured funding to expand the Kings County Narcotic and Gang Task Force. These funds made it possible for the Taskforce to take down the organizational structure of the violent Nuestra Familia gang who had taken hold in our community. The raid, which resulted in over 30 arrests, was one of the largest in the Valley’s history.  For more, click here

These are only a few examples of the funding I have secured to make our Valley a better place to live. Below you can find a list of the projects I have requested this year on behalf of local residents and communities.


More on Investing in Our Valley

Feb 12, 2019 Press Release

Fresno, CA – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement regarding California Governor Gavin Newsom’s February 12th State of the State address:

“The Governor today, in his State of the State address, outlined a new direction for California. His priorities for water and transportation will provide a fresh look, and I hope new opportunities. 

“Attempting to pursue a more centrist approach to creating water sustainability in California is the key. 

Jan 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) was named to the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources yesterday. Rep. Costa is a senior member of the Natural Resources Committee, and this position rounds out Costa’s committee seats for the 116th Congress.

Oct 26, 2018 Press Release

Fresno, CA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week it would award the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) over $3.7 million for two projects the District is spearheading to improve Valley air quality by reducing heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions.

Oct 23, 2018 Press Release

Merced, CA – The San Joaquin Valley is set to see substantial benefits from today’s enactment of new federal water legislation, including increases in the Valley’s ability to work through back-to-back years of drought conditions and reduce the risk of flooding during wet years.

Oct 1, 2018 Press Release

Fresno, CA – Today, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement on the agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) brought San Joaquin Valley concerns front and center during the Farm Bill Conference Committee’s first meeting, focusing on trade, specialty crops, farming sustainability, dairy, and nutrition programs.

Sep 4, 2018 In The News

Rep. Jim Costa is a talker. He will be the first to admit it.

“You ask what time it is, and I’ll tell you how to make a watch,” the Democrat said as he drove through his central Fresno neighborhood on Aug. 28.