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.
Fresno, CA – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement in response to the announcement by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction- commonly referred to as the Super Committee- that no agreement had been reached on a plan to address the nation’s debt.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa voted Friday in support of a bipartisan amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring the federal government to maintain a balanced budget. Costa is a co-sponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment and spoke on the House floor to make the case for getting our nation’s fiscal house in order.
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.
Joins 60 Democrats, 40 Republicans Urging $4 Trillion in Deficit Reduction
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) released the following statement in response to the Federal Housing and Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) intended to ease refinancing for underwater homeowners.
Fresno, Calif. –Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement today on the announcement that Rep. Dennis Cardoza will retire at the end of the 112th Congress:
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Jim Costa reintroduced bipartisan legislation to honor the service of Hmong veterans in the Valley and nationwide. The legislation would extend burial benefits in National Cemeteries to Hmong veterans who fought with and supported U.S. forces during the Vietnam War era.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Reps. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced legislation today to give relief to livestock producers, dairymen and consumers. The bipartisan legislation will link the amount of corn ethanol required to fulfill the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the actual U.S. corn supply.