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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Costa Continues to Serve on House Ag and Natural Resources Committees

Feb 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) announced that in the 115th Congress, he will continue to serve on the U.S. House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. 

Rep. Costa will maintain his position as the Ranking Member on the Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. The subcommittee oversees livestock, dairy, and poultry issues along with foreign agriculture assistance and trade promotion programs.  Costa will also serve on the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, Research that oversees specialty crops, plant pests and diseases, research, and education.

Costa will continue to serve on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans and Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Water, Power, and Oceans is responsible for the nation’s water resources, interstate water, and ocean issues. The Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee oversees energy production and mining on federal lands, both on and off-shore.

“In order to maintain and grow our San Joaquin Valley economy, we must have a secure water supply and a thriving agriculture industry,” said Rep. Jim Costa. “As a member of both the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees, I have the distinct opportunity to advocate for many policies that impact our Valley, like working to ensure a reliable water supply and supporting the San Joaquin Valley farmers who produce the highest quality food and fiber for the world. Additionally, I will be a leader in negotiating the 2018 Farm Bill, which will not only have a direct effect on farming, ranching, and dairy operations, but also on funding for nutrition assistance, conservation, and rural development programs.”

Rep. Costa has served on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees since he took office in 2005. As a third-generation farmer who was raised on a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley, Costa advocates for policies in both the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees that ensure the future economic viability of the Valley.