My Offices Will Remain Open

Oct 1, 2013
Press Release

Dear Friends,

The United States Government is currently closed for business due to Congress’s inability to come together to pass a stopgap spending measure before the end of the fiscal year. However, I want to make you aware that my Fresno, Merced, and Washington Offices will remain open for the duration of the shutdown.

Government services that are essential to protect life and property will also remain open. If you are having difficulty reaching a government agency during the shutdown, please contact my office. As always, we can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and help you work through a problem you may have with a federal agency. Whether it's the IRS, Social Security Administration, or any other federal agency, my office is here and will always be here to help.

Please contact my office by phone at (559) 495-1620 for my Fresno District Office, (209) 384-1620 for my Merced Office, or (202) 225-3341 for my Washington Office. You can also let me know your thoughts or request assistance by sending my office an email.

It is my hope that we can find a resolution to this budget impasse quickly. The American people deserve better than this from Washington.


Jim Costa
Member of Congress