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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Past News

Costa Bill to Honor Former Fowler Postmaster Clears House

Washington, DC – Rep. Jim Costa’s bill to rename the Fowler post in honor of former Postmaster Cecil E. Bolt’s for his 27 years of service won approval from the House of Representatives today. Bolt who passed away in 2007 was a pillar of his community who has been remembered for quiet acts of kindness that extended to personally delivering packages to Fowler families on many Christmas Eves and beyond. Costa’s bill H.R. 4389 awaits Senate action. Both California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have sent letters encouraging its speedy adoption.

Costa Congratulates Central Valley California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area for National Honor

Washington, DC – Rep. Jim Costa congratulated the Central Valley California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) for their recognition by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Central Valley HIDTA was honored with an award for an Outstanding Marijuana Investigative Effort because of their role in Operation Mountain Sweep. The operation was an 8-week, multi-agency, multistate marijuana operation targeting illegal marijuana cultivation on public lands in 7 states, including California.

Costa Launches Holiday Card Drive for Troops

Washington, DC – Rep. Jim Costa announced the launch of his holiday card drive for active duty members of the military and veterans. Costa invites the people of the 20th District to write holiday messages for Valley veterans and service members who have been wounded in action. The cards will be delivered to veterans at the Fresno VA Medical Center and service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Costa: Dept. of Education Missed the Mark


Washington, DC – Rep. Jim Costa expressed his extreme disappointment in the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to exclude Fresno Unified School District, Central Unified School District, and Sanger Unified School District as finalists for the Race to the Top-District Competition. The three cash-strapped school districts all serve high-need populations in the San Joaquin Valley.