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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Past News

Costa Media Availability on December 7th, 2007

FRESNO, CA - Tomorrow, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) will be attending a joint meeting of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors and the Fresno City Council regarding homelessness in Fresno County.  At 1:30pm, Costa will introduce the keynote speaker, Mr. Philip Mangano, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to serve as Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.  Mangano is addressing the Board and the Council to discuss ways to combat homelessness in Fresno and Fresno County.

Costa Announces Page for Spring Session of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced that Ms. Elizabeth Monsma of Shafter, California will serve as his Congressional Page for part of the second session of the 110th Congress.  Monsma is the daughter of Kevin and Deborah Monsma, and is a junior at Shafter High School.  She will be working for the House of Representatives from January 27th, 2008 and will end her semester on June 6th, 2008.

Rep. Costa Attending Homebuyer and Foreclosure Prevention Fair on November 3rd

BAKERSFIELD, CA - On Saturday, November 3rd, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) will be attending a Homebuyer and Foreclosure Prevention Fair which he is sponsoring.  Some of the agencies providing information about home purchasing and preventing foreclosure include Housing and Urban Development, ACORN Housing, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, as well as local banks and licensed Realtors. 

Rep. Costa To Host Homebuyer and Foreclosure Prevention Fair

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced today he will host a Homebuyer and Foreclosure Prevention Fair on Saturday, November 3rd. Agencies providing information at the fair include Housing and Urban Development, ACORN Housing, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, and local banks and Realtors.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, at the Richard Prado East Bakersfield Senior Center, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307, from 9:00am to noon.

Mexican Government Pledges To Work With Former Braceros Owed Compensation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to a letter that Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) sent to Mexican Congressman Isidro Pedraza Chavez, the President of the Special Commission of Exbraceros, Pedraza stated in a press conference on Tuesday, October 9th that he will help to coordinate efforts to have the Mexican Consulates within the United States assist the former braceros that are still awaiting their compensation for participating in the Bracero Program from 1942-1964 and advocate to allocate funds so they can receive their due payments.

Rep. Costa Press Availability Thursday, October 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday October 11th, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) will be available to the press to discuss recent Congressional action House Resolution 106, the Armenian Genocide resolution, which passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee today by a vote of 27 to 21.  Costa will also discuss the Farm Bill.

Below is the statement given by Costa in today's hearing.

WHO:             Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno

WHAT:           Media Availability