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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Costa Elected Chair of Livestock and Trade Agriculture Subcommittee

Jan 24, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Valley Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) was elected Chairperson of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. As Chair, Rep. Costa will lead the subcommittee that oversees agriculture trade promotion, dairy, livestock, poultry, and foreign agriculture assistance.

“This leadership position provides me a powerful tool to fight for our Valley farmers, families, and local economy,” said Costa. “As leader of the Subcommittee, I will continue my strong advocacy for our Valley’s dairy and poultry industries and work to promote market access and improve trade programs for California and American agriculture. I am excited to get to work, leading the Subcommittee to create effective bipartisan solutions to tackle the challenges our agriculture producers are facing in California and across the United States.”

In addition to chairing the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, Congressman Costa will also serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and return to his senior position on the House Natural Resources Committee.

Valley Congressmen TJ Cox (CA-21) and Josh Harder (CA-10) were also named to the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, with one-third of the Subcommittee seats now filled by Central Valley representatives.

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