Costa Will Vote to End Government Shutdown

Oct 16, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Jim Costa announced his support for the bipartisan Senate agreement that would reopen the government and prevent a financial crisis.

“For too long our government has been closed for business while partisan bickering and inaction ruled the day,” said Costa. “Tonight, I will be voting to get government back to work and preserve the full faith and credit of the United States.”

“The road ahead will not be easy as we again work towards a long-term deal that will hopefully shore up our finances and break this cycle of congressionally-created crises. Our economy, our families, and our political system cannot afford another set of small band-aid deals; now is the time to come together and go big. It is what the people of our Valley and our nation expect and deserve.”

Costa, a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition, has been a long-time advocate for restoring fiscal responsibility and accountability to the federal government. He has called on previous deficit reduction panels to keep all options for deficit reduction on the table, including spending cuts and revenue. Last March, Costa joined 37 colleagues in the House to support the Simpson-Bowles plan that would have stabilized the nation’s debt over the next 10 years.