Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Past News

Costa Statement on Blocking of Tax Cut Vote

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement in response to House Republicans blocking a vote on bipartisan legislation to extend expiring provisions and give Congress time to approve a longer-term solution. H.R.3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011, cleared the Senate with a vote of 89 to 10. Specifically, the bill would prevent a $1,000 tax increase on the average American family, extend unemployment benefits, and protect seniors’ access to health care professionals.

Costa to Super Committee: Failure is Not an Option

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa joined a bipartisan group of Representatives and Senators today in renewing their call for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction - commonly referred to as the Super Committee- to exceed the minimum $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction required under the Budget Control Act of 2011. The Super Committee has one more week to finalize a plan for deficit reduction.

Costa Supports Trade Agreements

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa (D-Calif.) voted Wednesday evening in support of trade agreements with Korea, Panama, and Colombia that will help the United States better compete globally. The House also approved legislation with Costa’s support to extend the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA), which provides benefits to workers impacted by the possible adverse effects of trade expansion.