Jan 10, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his 2020-1 State Budget proposal

“Governor Newsom’s budget proposal marks a big win for health care in our Valley, and I commend his hard work," said Costa. "I’ve had numerous conversations with the governor about the need to expand medical education in the Valley, and about my work to bring federal dollars to this effort, including before the California Economic Summit in November. During the summit’s keynote address, the governor publicly committed to supporting the expansion of medical education in the Valley. He’s lived up to his promise. No other governor has shown such a strong commitment to the Valley.

“It comes as no surprise the Valley has some of the lowest numbers of practicing physicians in all of California. I’ve been working with the governor, Assemblyman Adam Gray and University of California leaders on a bill to secure federal funding to complement state efforts. Research is clear, if we train more doctors here in the Valley, we can build a reliable medical workforce to support our growing needs. With this strong collaboration, we can – and will – improve healthcare in the Valley.”