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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

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Costa Statement on USDA Program to Help Dairy Producers

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Reps. Costa And Cardoza Introduce Legislation To Speed Valley Water Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Jim Costa (D-Fresno) and Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) introduced a bill that will expedite the federal government’s ability to build needed water projects in the San Joaquin Valley by lowering or eliminating required matching funds provided by state or local government.  Any area of California that has been designated a disaster area by the state Governor during calendar year 2009 will be eligible.  Also, any part of the state that has been identified by the U.S.

Rep. Costa Calls on President Obama to Create More Valley Jobs

Costa: President Obama Should Authorize Water Availability For The Growing Season Now, And Invest In Highways and High-Speed Rail

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In anticipation of today’s White House jobs summit, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) informed President Obama of several actions he should take to bring immediate economic relief to the San Joaquin Valley.  They include bringing water to farm communities and investing in new infrastructure. 

Rep. Costa Statement on State Water Project Allocation

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Drought Relief Commitment Made To Reps. Costa and Cardoza

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the last several months, Congressmen Costa and Cardoza have met with top officials from the White House and the Department of the Interior regarding California’s water crisis.  As part of ongoing discussions, the Congressmen have expressed the need for the Obama Administration to take action to address California’s Central Valley water crisis.

Rep. Costa Co-Sponsors Bill To Demand Accounting Of All Factors Affecting Delta Smelt

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) joined Congressmen Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) and  George Radanovich (R-Mariposa) to introduce bipartisan legislation that calls for a review of the federal biological opinions that have significantly reduced the amount of water flowing to San Joaquin Valley farmers.

Rep. Costa Votes To Boost Job Creation And The Valley's Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) voted to boost job creation and stimulate the Valley’s economy by providing small businesses with access to loans and investment dollars they need to expand and grow their operations.  The Small Business Financing and Investment Act also includes an amendment drafted by Costa to help Valley small businesses gain business stabilization loans.  The legislation now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

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