Costa to Represent a “Valley Trifecta” on House Committees

Jan 30, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) was named to the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources yesterday. Rep. Costa is a senior member of the Natural Resources Committee, and this position rounds out Costa’s committee seats for the 116th Congress.

“With my seniority on Natural Resources, leadership of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, and Foreign Affairs Committee position, I will represent a Valley trifecta of interests and needs: water, trade, and agriculture and nutrition,” said Costa. “For nearly forty years, I have been working for long-term, bipartisan solutions to tackle the challenges we face in the Valley, and I am better positioned than ever to lead responsible and effective legislation that improves the lives of the people of the Valley and all Americans.”

Last week, Congressman Costa was elected Chairperson of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, which oversees agriculture trade promotion, dairy, livestock, poultry, and foreign agriculture assistance. Additionally, Costa will return to the House Foreign Affairs Committee this congress and also serve as Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue.