Committees

In the 116th Congress, Congressman Jim Costa serves on three powerful House Committees: the Committee on Agriculture, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

On the Committee on Agriculture, Costa serves as Ranking Member on the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee

For the Committee on Natural Resources,  the Congressman serves on the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee. Congressman Costa's appointment gives his constituents a voice on water issues, such as water resources planning, research and development, and irrigation programs.

On the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Congressman serves on the Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and Environment Subcommittee

Along with his committee assignments, Costa serves as co-chair of the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus and the Congressional Portuguese-American Caucus. Costa is a member of the following Congressional Caucuses among others:

  • Blue Dog Coalition
  • New Democrats Coalition
  • Problem Solvers Caucus
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Agriculture

  • Agriculture Research Caucus
  • Congressional Rodeo Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Soils Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Wine Caucus
  • House Specialty Crops Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Modern Agriculture Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Fertilizer Caucus (Co-Chair)

Education

  • California Public Higher Education Caucus
  • Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus
  • House Community College Caucus
  • Congressional E-TECH Caucus

Energy

  • Bipartisan Grid Innovation Caucus
  • Congressional Hydropower Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
  • House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Financial Services and Housing

  • House Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
  • Municipal Finance Caucus
  • Congressional Homelessness Caucus

Foreign Affairs

  • Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (Chair)
  • NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
  • U.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
  • Congressional Peace Corps Caucus
  • European Union Caucus
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus
  • American Sikh Congressional Caucus
  • Taiwan Caucus

Health

  • Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Congressional Diabetes Caucus
  • Congressional Organ and Tissue Donation and Transportation Awareness Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Mitochondrial Disease Caucus

Judiciary

  • Congressional School Safety Caucus

Science and Technology

  • Congressional NASA Caucus

Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Congressional Boating Caucus
  • Congressional California High-Speed Rail Caucus (CO-Chair)

Water

  • Congressional Water Caucus

Misc.

  • Congressional Sportsmens Caucus

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