Weekly Newsletter 4.30.2019

Dear Friend,

After spending the Easter recess in the district, I'm back in Washington this week working for you to promote Valley interests. Here are some of the highlights for the week of April 29th: 


Climate Action Now

This week, the House passed H.R.9 - the Climate Action Now Act. As a cosponsor, I felt it was important to vote in support of this legislation in both the Foreign Affairs Committee and on the floor of the House. It renews our commitments to the Paris Agreement and outlines a plan to cut emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Climate change is a problem that we cannot afford to delay. We need to continue to take action. This act reaffirms our nation's leadership in countering this global threat.

Read my statement.

 

Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing

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On Tuesday, I chaired my first subcommittee hearing on the state of the dairy economy in the United States. Five key witnesses gave important insights on ways we can address the challenges facing the American dairy farmers. It is one of my highest priorities to advocate for Valley agriculture. Watch my opening statement: 

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Madera High School Madtown Robotics Parade: 

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Saturday, I had the pleasure of congratulating our very own Madera High School's Madtown Robotics team at a parade and celebration in the heart of my district.This 15-member team of bright students triumphed over 400 other teams to take home the World Championship trophy! I couldn't be more proud of their accomplishment. Go Coyotes!

On my return to D.C., I had the opportunity to recognize them on the floor of the House of Representatives. Watch my speech: 

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Holocaust Days of Remembrance

This week, as we observe the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, it's important to pause and reflect on this horrendous act against humankind. I spoke on this issue on the House floor earlier this year. Here's a clip about the importance of reflecting on the past:

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Upcoming Events Across the District:

Check out these events happening across the district: 

Merced County Spring Fair:

This year from May 1-5 the Merced County Spring Fair will take place in Los Banos. Come participate in the festivities, which include bull riding, the demolition derby, and the May Day Parade!

Check out their website for more information. 

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Cinco De Mayo Festival 

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in downtown Merced from 11am - 6pm on Saturday May 4th.  This family event will host dancing, music, and food. 

 

Fresno State Symphony Orchestra Concert:

On Saturday, May 4th come see the final concert of the 2018-2019 season at the Concert Hall at Fresno State. 

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Congressional Art Competition:


Come see what our talented students have been working on!


Fresno & Madera:

On Monday, May 13th, we will be hosting a reception at Arte Americas in Fresno, to showcase over 30 pieces of art from participating schools around the two counties. For more information, please contact my Fresno Office. 

 


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Sincerely,

 
Jim Costa
Member of Congress

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