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Jim Costa  -  (D) United States
US Representative - California District 16
Fed Capitol
50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0516
  • Phone: (202) 225-3341
  • Fax: (202) 225-9308
Fed District
855 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2757
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Bill Bill Name Summary
HR848 Farm Regulatory Certainty Act Farm Regulatory Certainty Act This bill amends the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 to specify that animal waste, manure, and fertilizer are excluded from the Act's requirements if the waste, manure, or fert...
HR1357 Stamp Out Invasive Species Act Stamp Out Invasive Species Act This bill directs the U.S. Postal Service to issue and sell a Combating Invasive Species Semipostal Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of the stamp must be transferred in equal proportion to the D...
HR2519 The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue gold, silver, and half-dollar clad commemorative coins in recognition and celebratio...
HR1456 Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017 This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a licens...
HR1478 Gun Violence Research Act Gun Violence Research Act This bill amends the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 to eliminate the prohibition on the Department of Health and Human Services using federal funds to advocate or promote gun control.
HR3274 President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 500,000 $1 silver coins in commemoration of President John F. Kennedy. The bill requires all...
HRes15 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service. Urges the U.S. Postal Service (...
HR23 Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 This bill requires the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project in California to be operated pursuant to the water quality standards and operational constraints d...
HR4145 Protect Victims of Crime Act Protect Victims of Crime Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase from 10,000 to 40,000 the number of U visas (children who have been granted special immigrant status as a victim of criminal act...
HR371 Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017 This bill requires the President and Vice President to submit to Congress and the Office of Government Ethics a disclosure of financial interests. Among the contents of such d...
HR2978 Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017 Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow a representative official of an Indian tribe, with authorization from the governing body of the tribe, to request one or more po...
HR299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 This bill includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veteran...
HR4223 BURMA Act of 2017 Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability... BURMA Act of 2017 Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2017 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the government of Burma should ensure the safe and voluntary return of displaced people an...
HR624 Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill: (1) prohibits federal agencies (including legislative and judicial branch agencies, with specified exceptions) from including any individual's Social ...
HR1057 STOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017 STOP Act of 2017 Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to make the Postmaster General the consignee (i.e., the entity financially responsible for the receipt of ...
HR632 Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act This bill includes veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands between January 1, 1977, and December 31, 1980, as radiation exposed ve...
HR1953 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
HR930 Lymphedema Treatment Act Lymphedema Treatment Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover certain lymphedema compression treatment items as durable medical equipment under Medicare. (Lymphedema is a condition of...
HR4392 To provide that the provision of the Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatie... To provide that the provision of the Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs final regulation relating to changes in the payme...
HR1270 Living Donor Protection Act of 2017 Living Donor Protection Act of 2017 This bill prohibits discrimination based on an individual's status as a living organ donor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, coverage, price, or any other condition of a life insu...
HRes295 Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, th... Expressing support for the designation of the week of April 30, 2017, through May 6, 2017, as "National Small Business Week" to honor the vital role of small business and the passion of entrepreneurs in the United States. ...
HR4013 2020 American Census Investment Act 2020 American Census Investment Act This bill provides FY2018 appropriations to the Bureau of the Census, including: (1) $300 million for Current Surveys and Programs, and (2) $1.635 billion for Period Censuses and Programs.
HR2645 POISE Act Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies Act POISE Act Prevention and Oversight of Intelligence Sharing with Enemies Act This bill amends the National Security Act of 1947 to require the President to provide the congressional intelligence committees with information ...
HR1148 FAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017 FAST Act of 2017 Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill specifies that, under Medicare, telehealth services include telehealth-eligible stroke services provided to an individual soon after ...
HR830 STAND for Ukraine Act Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act STAND for Ukraine Act Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to assist the government of Ukraine in restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to reverse and deter...
HR154 Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2017 Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2017 This bill establishes in the Treasury the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund from which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to make one payment of $25,000 to ea...
HR2340 To extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act ... To extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. This bill extends the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 through FY2017, including provisions concerning secur...
HR1891 Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2017 Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2017 This bill amends the Plant Protection Act to allow state, local, or tribal governments to use methyl bromide as a fumigant if: (1) the use is required to respond to an emergency conc...
HR392 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017 This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, and (2) increase the per-country...
HR1676 Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide support for Palliative Care and Hospice Educatio...
HR4541 CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health and Medical Profes... CHAMPION KIDS Act of 2017 Continuing Community Health and Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation and Keep Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017
HR3770 Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017 Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend through FY2022 and make appropriations for enhanced funding for the community...
HRes142 Expressing support for designation of the week of October 29 through Nov... Expressing support for designation of the week of October 29 through November 4, 2017, as "National Obesity Care Week". Expresses support for the designation of National Obesity Care Week. Encourages open communication to ...
HR5359 2020 Census IDEA Act 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy Act 2020 Census IDEA Act 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy Act
HR638 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24930 Washington Avenue in Murrieta, California, as the "Riverside County Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post Office". Designates the facilit...
HR1697 Israel Anti-Boycott Act Israel Anti-Boycott Act This bill declares that Congress: (1) opposes the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution of March 24, 2016, which urges countries to pressure companies to divest from, or break contracts wit...
HR2401 Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2017 Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2017 This bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish requirements for the treatment of a child who is a student at a school participating in the National School Lunc...
HR3100 To require the President to develop a national strategy for combating th... To require the President to develop a national strategy for combating the financing of terrorism and related forms of illicit finance, and for other purposes.
HR2979 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino, California, as the "Jack H. Brown Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal S...
HR1626 Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2017 Student Agriculture Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the gross income of a student farmer up to $5,000 of the gain from the sale or exchange of personal property (including ...
HR3264 Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, and Alternative Fuels Extension Act of 2017 Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, and Alternative Fuels Extension Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify the tax credits for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and alternative fuels. The bill exte...
HR3956 STARS Act Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality Act of 2017 STARS Act Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude seasonal employees from the definition of "full-time employee" for purposes of the employer ma...
HR3107 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2017 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2017 This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize through FY2022 a diesel emissions reduction program. The program authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to provid...
HR1315 RFS Reform Act of 2017 RFS Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel standard program. Beginning in 2017, the renewable fuel that is required to be blended into gasoline must be advanced biofuel, which ca...
HR2911 National Museum of the American Latino Act National Museum of the American Latino Act This bill establishes the National Museum of the American Latino in the Smithsonian Institution. The purposes of the museum are to: (1) illuminate Latino contributions to the stor...
HR4811 Securing Our Schools Act of 2018 Securing Our Schools Act of 2018 This bill establishes a pilot program under which the Department of Justice may award one-year grants to local education agencies for the purpose of purchasing and installing devices that a...
HR5058 Immigrant Witness and Victim Protection Act of 2018 Immigrant Witness and Victim Protection Act of 2018
HR3239 Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017 Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2017
HR1171 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017 ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits f...
HR1243 BEST Practices Act Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Prac... BEST Practices Act Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training Practices Act This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD), by no later than: (1) October 1, 2020, to complete the development, testing, and validat...
HR721 BRACE Act Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act BRACE Act Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax credit for railroad track maintenance.
HR1698 Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act This bill states that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from undertaking any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The President shall r...
HR5222 Korean War Combat Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act Korean War Combat Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act
HR2321 CREAATE Act Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultura... CREAATE Act Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports Act This bill amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to extend through FY2023 the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market ...
HR60 ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act ENLIST Act Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act This bill authorizes the enlistment in the Armed Forces of aliens unlawfully present in the United States on December 31, 2012, who: (1) have been continu...
HRes423 Condemning in the strongest terms the unprovoked and racially motivated ... Condemning in the strongest terms the unprovoked and racially motivated murder of Lt. Richard W. Collins III in College Park, Maryland, on May 20, 2017, expressing concern for the rising tide of racist and hate-based activ...
HR1744 Walter Patterson and Werner Foerster Justice and Extradition Act Walter Patterson and Werner Foerster Justice and Extradition Act This bill directs the President to report annually to Congress regarding: (1) the number of fugitives and others residing in other countries for whom the Uni...
HRes774 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4760) to amend the immigra... Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4760) to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes. Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 4760) to amend the immigrati...
HR434 New WATER Act New Water Available To Every Reclamation State Act New WATER Act New Water Available To Every Reclamation State Act This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior, for 15 years after this bill's enactment, to provide financial assistance, such as secured loans or loan...
HR804 Protect the National Security Council From Political Interference Act of... Protect the National Security Council From Political Interference Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Security Act of 1947 to prohibit the President from designating any individual whose primary or predominant respon...
HR2254 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the "Janet Capello Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service loc...
HR1988 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the "Merle Haggard Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service...
HR820 Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Acce... Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to...
HR749 Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise provisions regarding review and approval of generic drug applications or supplements to generic drug applications...
HR4300 Admiral Lloyd R. 'Joe' Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establish... Admiral Lloyd R. 'Joe' Vasey Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act
HR909 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to...
HR3541 SAFER Act of 2017 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2017 SAFER Act of 2017 Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting Act of 2017
HR2282 Equality Act Equality Act This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. The bil...
HJRes107 Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United ... Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that f...
HR512 WINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now... WINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide each veteran who submits a claim for VA benefits with an opportunit...
HR5216 DISARM Act Directing Implementation of Sanctions and Accountability for ... DISARM Act Directing Implementation of Sanctions and Accountability for Russian Mischief Act
HRes563 Honoring the accomplishments of the 9 historically Black colleges and un... Honoring the accomplishments of the 9 historically Black colleges and universities that celebrated their sesquicentennial the week of September 24, 2017. Honors the accomplishments of the nine historically black colleges a...
HR4044 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act
HR1729 Statutes at Large Modernization Act Statutes at Large Modernization Act This bill directs the Government Publishing Office (GPO) to make the Statutes at Large available to the public at no cost on a website in a searchable, non-proprietary format. The GPO mu...
HRes31 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012. Expresses the sense of the House of...
HR2829 Jane's Law Jane's Law This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly travel in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent to evade compliance with a court ordered property distribution as part of a sep...
HR5173 AMIGOS Act Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing our Success Act AMIGOS Act Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing our Success Act This bill makes Portuguese nationals eligible to enter the United States as nonimmigrant traders and investors as provided for under the Immigration and Nat...
HR713 Redistricting Transparency Act of 2017 Redistricting Transparency Act of 2017 This bill requires states to carry out congressional redistricting in accordance with a process under which members of the public are informed of redistricting proposals via the Inter...
HR1666 To prohibit the availability of funds for activities in the Islamic Repu... To prohibit the availability of funds for activities in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and for other purposes. This bill prohibits making funds available for activities in Afghanistan after one year following enactme...
HRes461 Urging Tom Flores be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urging Tom Flores be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urges that Tom Flores, one of only two people in National Football League history to win multiple Super Bowls as a player, assistant coach, and head coach, be...
HR1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 was not intended to provide legal protection to web...
HR5275 Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act
HR1136 FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to: (1) revise premarket review and reporting requirements for products newly deemed by the Food and Drug Ad...
HR1131 VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement a plan to hire a director for each VA medical center without a permanent director...
HR2884 COVFEFE Act of 2017 Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For... COVFEFE Act of 2017 Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement Act of 2017 This bill amends provisions governing presidential records to: (1) revise the definition of "documentary material" to include ...
HRes761 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Recognizes and honors the women and organizations in the United States that h...
HR953 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohi...
HR4909 STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Prevent... STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and reauthorize through FY2028 the S...
HR291 TRUST Act Trust Returned to the United States Taxpayer Act TRUST Act Trust Returned to the United States Taxpayer Act Trust Returned to the United States Taxpayer Act or the TRUST Act This bill denies retirement benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Em...
HR813 Affordability for Constant and Continual Education to Enhance Student Su... Affordability for Constant and Continual Education to Enhance Student Success Act All-Year ACCESS Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase from one to two the numbe...
HR4007 To revise the quorum requirement for the Board of Directors of the Expor... To revise the quorum requirement for the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
HR1873 Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), with respect to lands under their respective jurisdictions, to ensure t...
HR712 John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act This bill prohibits a state that has been redistricted after an apportionment from being redistricted again until after the next apportionment of Representatives, ...
HR3281 Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivizatio... Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act (Sec. 3) This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior to convey U.S. interest in an eligible reclamation project or facility to an agency...
HR362 January 8th National Memorial Act January 8th National Memorial Act This bill directs the Department of the Interior to establish the January 8th National Memorial in Tucson, Arizona, as an affiliated area of the National Park System in commemoration of th...
HR502 To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This bill amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to make permanent the authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. No less than ...
HRes354 Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ... Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incident...
HR3916 FISH Act Federally Integrated Species Health Act FISH Act Federally Integrated Species Health Act
HR381 To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra Nation... To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as "Sky Point". (Sec. 2) This bill designates a specified mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest in California a...
HR2901 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Permanence Act of 2017 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Permanence Act of 2017 This bill directs the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to establish a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program to provide matching funds for the ...
HRes683 Recognizing January 2018 as "National Mentoring Month", and for other pu... Recognizing January 2018 as "National Mentoring Month", and for other purposes. Recognizes: (1) National Mentoring Month, and (2) the staff and volunteers at quality mentoring programs who help young people reach their ful...
HR1225 To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Edwin Cole "Ed" Bearss, in recogn... To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Edwin Cole "Ed" Bearss, in recognition of his contributions to preservation of American Civil War history and continued efforts to bring our nation's history alive for new generations...
HR4732 National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act
HR3968 Small Business Cybersecurity Enhancement Act Small Business Cybersecurity Enhancement Act
HR818 Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2017 Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the receipts and disbursements of the Crime Victims Fund from being counted as new budget authority, outlays, receipts, or deficit or surplus for purposes of:...
HRes124 Supporting the goals and ideals of Engineers Week. Supporting the goals and ideals of Engineers Week. Supports the goals and ideals of Engineers Week to increase understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers. Recognizes that engineering education is...
HRes129 Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Gove... Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United Sta...
HR2436 Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2017 Organic Agriculture Research Act of 2017 This bill amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to increase and make permanent mandatory funding for the organic agriculture research and extension initi...
HR4339 Veterans' Agricultural Apprenticeship Act of 2017 Veterans' Agricultural Apprenticeship Act of 2017
HR657 Follow the Rules Act Follow the Rules Act (Sec. 2) This bill extends the prohibition against a person taking, failing to take, or threatening to take or fail to take a personnel action against any employee or applicant for employment for refus...
HR2803 Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 This bill sets forth a variety of measures to address the prevention and punishment of human trafficking and to assist trafficking victims. Included among these are provisions concerni...
HR3591 American Hope Act of 2017 American Hope Act of 2017 This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to allow a state to extend higher-education benefits to state residents regardless of whether they are lawf...
HR1134 DISCLOSE 2017 Act Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Lea... DISCLOSE 2017 Act Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to: revise the definition of "independent expen...
HR71 Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act Taxpayers Right-To-Know Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires that the website of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) include a program inventory that identifies each program of the federal government for which there is mo...
HCRes52 Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site in the Memoria... Expressing the sense of Congress that an appropriate site in the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery should be provided for a memorial marker to honor the memory of those who have been awarded or are eligi...
HR4077 Honest Ads Act Honest Ads Act
HR4494 Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act
HRes189 Recognizing the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the fe... Recognizing the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi, and for other purposes. Recognizes the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi and its signific...
HR4397 California Wildfire Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2017 California Wildfire Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2017
HR1686 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the limitation on t... To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the limitation on the carryover of excess corporate charitable contributions by regulated public utilities. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to t...
HR4424 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from ... To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for interest on certain small business loans.
HR1235 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue not more than 50,000 $5 coins, 400,000 $1 coins, and 750,000 half-dollar coins in...
HCRes90 Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to th... Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma. Condemns the attacks against civilians by Burma's m...
HR1406 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit people from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits people from knowingl...
HR19 Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act This bill establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to provide for: (1) the collection, study, and establishment of prog...
HR255 Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (Sec. 3) This bill amends the Science and Engineering Equal Opportunities Act to authorize the National Science Foundation to encourage its entrepreneurial programs to recruit and su...
HR244 HIRE Vets Act Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American ... HIRE Vets Act Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) Provides that references to "this Act" included in any division of this bill refer only to the provisions of th...
HR3440 Dream Act of 2017 Dream Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis to an alien who is inadmissible or deportable or is in tempo...
HR3462 Office of Government Ethics Independence Act of 2017 Office of Government Ethics Independence Act of 2017 This bill amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to specify that the Director of the Office of Government Ethics may be removed only pursuant to a finding by the Pr...
HR1078 Military Hunger Prevention Act Military Hunger Prevention Act This bill excludes the value of a housing allowance for a member of a uniformed service from any income, assets, or resources calculation for determining eligibility for any federal program i...
HR1847 PAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 PAST Act Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2017 This bill amends the Horse Protection Act to establish a new system for inspecting horses for soring, revise penalties for violations of the Act, and modify enforcement proce...
HR3140 ACTION for National Service Act America's Call To Improve Opportunities ... ACTION for National Service Act America's Call To Improve Opportunities Now for National Service Act This bill amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 to reestab...
HR1869 Paycheck Fairness Act Paycheck Fairness Act This bill amends equal pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to: (1) restrict the use of the bona fide factor defense to wage discrimination claims, (2) enhance nonretaliation prohibi...
HR4001 Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act
HRes755 Original Black History Month Resolution of 2018 Original Black History Month Resolution of 2018
HR4155 Congressional Sexual Harassment Training Act Congressional Sexual Harassment Training Act This bill amends the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to require each employing office under the Act to ensure that its covered employees enroll in the Office of Complia...
HRes400 Supporting the designation of a National Day of Civility. Supporting the designation of a National Day of Civility. Supports a National Day of Civility and urges Americans to be more respectful and polite to others in daily life.
HR5391 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act This bill requires federal employees furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations that begins on or about March 23, 2018, to be compensated at their standard rate of compensatio...
HRes570 Affirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient ... Affirming the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem and condemning efforts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deny Judaism'...
HR2862 Wildfire Disaster Funding Act Wildfire Disaster Funding Act This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to require specified adjustments to discretionary spending limits in FY2017-FY2026 to accommodate appropriations ...
HR2820 Fight Russian Corruption Act Fight Russian Corruption Act This bill amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to require the Department of State to establish the Office of Anti-Corruption relating to Illicit Russian Financial Activitie...
HR4240 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017
HRes269 Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assau... Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Recognizes th...
HR4024 United States Postal Service Shipping Equity Act United States Postal Service Shipping Equity Act This bill authorizes the mailing of alcoholic beverages by a covered entity in accordance with the delivery requirements otherwise applicable to a privately carried shipment...
HR1205 Social Security Fairness Act of 2017 Social Security Fairness Act of 2017 This bill amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to repeal the "government pension offset" and the "windfall elimination provi...
HR3123 First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal Act First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal Act
HR3675 Stop Pay for Members Act Stop Pay for Members Act
HR2678 ETHICS Act of 2017 Ensuring Trust and Honorability In Congressional Stan... ETHICS Act of 2017 Ensuring Trust and Honorability In Congressional Standards Act of 2017 This bill requires the Committee on Ethics of the House of Representatives to conduct ongoing ethics training and awareness programs...
HR4961 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act This bill requires federal employees furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations that begins on or about February 8, 2018, to be compensated at their standard rate of compensat...
HR3639 Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2017 Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2017 This bill directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the position of Science Laureate of the United States to honor the service of scientists. The NSF shal...
HR3347 Viewer Protection Act of 2017 Viewer Protection Act of 2017
HR754 Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sa...
HRes390 Expressing strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdra... Expressing strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Expresses strong disapproval of the President's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Pari...
HR2465 Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017 Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to make permanent the elimination of a specified payment cap under the Medicare program with respect to ...
HRes613 Supporting the goal of ensuring that members of the Armed Forces have op... Supporting the goal of ensuring that members of the Armed Forces have opportunities to receive career technical education training and credentialing opportunities during their term of service to ensure they can transition ...
HRes405 Expressing support for the designation of June 26 as "LGBT Equality Day". Expressing support for the designation of June 26 as "LGBT Equality Day". Expresses support for: (1) equal rights and protections for all people, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity; and...
HR3875 College Student Hunger Act of 2017 College Student Hunger Act of 2017
HR825 Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017 Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017 This bill amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to extend through FY2022 the authorization for deposit and use of lease revenues under the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970. S...
HR356 Protecting Our Democracy Act Protecting Our Democracy Act This bill establishes in the legislative branch the National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election to examine any attempts or activities by the Russian government or other gov...
HR4256 BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act Building Our Largest Dementia In... BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act
HCRes13 Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. Declares that Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for br...
HRes11 Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obsta... Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the passage of U.N. Security Counci...
HR2740 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 Rabbi Michoel Ber Weissmandl Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2017 This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressi...
HR4946 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1075 North Tustin Street in Orange, California, as the "Specialist Trevor A. Win'E Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal ...
HR4827 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act This bill requires federal employees furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations that begins on or about January 19, 2018, to be compensated at their standard rate of compensat...
HRes164 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. Recognizes and honors the women and organizations in the United States that h...
HR606 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the "Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building". Designates the facility of the United States Postal ...
HRes218 Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relation... Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation. Affirms that the U.S.-Israel economic partnership has benefitted both countries and is a foundational c...
HR3865 Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2017 Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2017 This bill deems certain service performed before July 1, 1946, in the organized military forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to be active military service for purposes...
HRes524 Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and cul... Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. Recognizes: (1) the celebration of Hispanic Herita...
HR4067 To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade ... To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Kazakhstan.
HR620 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for ...
HR3034 Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act Justin Smith Morrill Congressional Gold Medal Act
HR564 Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act... Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2017 This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt traditional large and premium cigars from regulation by the Food and Drug...
HR1833 Investing in America's Small Businesses Act of 2017 Investing in America's Small Businesses Act of 2017 This bill amends the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to require the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund to make grants ...
HRes220 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding past geno... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding past genocides, and for other purposes. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in seeking to prevent war crimes, crimes ag...
HR2240 U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act This bill authorizes the Department of Defense to conduct a test of the Arrow 3 missile defense system, in conjunction with the government of Israel, to validate the system's capabilit...
HR1960 Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2017 Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2017 The bill requires the Supreme Court to promulgate a code of ethics for the Justices of the Supreme Court that shall include the five canons of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges a...
HR1608 ICE and CBP Body Camera Accountability Act ICE and CBP Body Camera Accountability Act This bill directs U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that ICE and CBP agents and officers wear body cameras when enga...
HR831 BALE Act of 2017 Beginning Agriculturalist Lifetime Employment Act of 2017 BALE Act of 2017 Beginning Agriculturalist Lifetime Employment Act of 2017 This bill amends the Agricultural Act of 1961 to revise the limits for the Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) conservation loan guarantee program...
HR305 Presidential Tax Transparency Act Presidential Tax Transparency Act This bill amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require the President and certain candidates for President to disclose federal income tax returns for the three most recent taxable...
HR496 BRIDGE Act Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act BRIDGE Act Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): (1) shall grant a three-year provisio...
HR5292 2020 Census Accountability Act 2020 Census Accountability Act
HR696 To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the Department of Veterans ... To prohibit any hiring freeze from affecting the Department of Veterans Affairs. This bill declares that the memorandum titled "Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze" published on January 23, 2017, or any oth...
HRes829 Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of "National Sexual Assa... Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of "National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month".
HR4318 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 This bill amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to: (1) repeal expired reductions in rates of duty for specified chemicals and other items; and (2) provide f...
HR5363 Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2018 Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2018
HR2170 Flood and Agriculture Risk Management Cost Reduction Act of 2017 Flood and Agriculture Risk Management Cost Reduction Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow, under the National Flood Insurance Program, certain local variances with respect to agric...
HR3345 Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a new business-related tax credit for the start-up expenses of a veteran-owned small business in an underserved community. The allowable amo...
HRes560 Encouraging observance of National Wildlife Refuge Week with appropriate... Encouraging observance of National Wildlife Refuge Week with appropriate events and activities, and for other purposes. Encourages the observance of National Wildlife Refuge Week. Acknowledges the importance of national wi...
HR1346 To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the ... To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform". (Sec. 1) This bill nullifies the F...
HR3218 Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
HR4884 Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018 Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018
HRes768 Recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the U... Recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United States.
HR1494 PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act PACT Act Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise and expand provisions with respect to animal crushing. It retains existing criminal offenses that prohibit knowingly c...
HR2478 Expanding Veterans' Access to Choice Act Expanding Veterans' Access to Choice Act This bill amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to provide that a veteran who lives within 40 miles (calculated on distance traveled) of a Department of...
HCRes84 Expressing support for designation of the first Friday of October as "Ma... Expressing support for designation of the first Friday of October as "Manufacturing Day". Supports the designation of Manufacturing Day.
HRes799 Recognizing March 31 as "César Chávez Day" in honor of the accomplishmen... Recognizing March 31 as "César Chávez Day" in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez.
HR2598 Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017 Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017
HR747 Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax treatment of certain alcoholic beverages, to: exclude the aging period from the production period ...
HR3632 PACE Act Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act PACE Act Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment (k...
HRes630 Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representat... Requiring each Member, officer, and employee of the House of Representatives to complete a program of training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each Congress, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1) Direct...
HR1399 American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act (Sec. 2) This bill sets at 2%, for a five-year period, the royalty rate on the quantity or gross value of the output of sodium compounds and related products at the point of shipment t...
HR1444 Voluntary Protection Program Act Voluntary Protection Program Act This bill provides statutory authority for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) voluntary protection program, under which management, labor, and OSHA establish coope...
HR2482 Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017 Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017
HRes23 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives and reaffirming lon... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives and reaffirming long-standing United States policy in support of a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Declares that a viable and sustaina...
HR1779 No Budget, No Pay Act No Budget, No Pay Act This bill prohibits the payment of any pay to any Member of Congress (excluding the Vice President): (1) if both houses of Congress have not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal...
HR4058 SALE Act of 2017 Securing All Livestock Equitably Act of 2017 SALE Act of 2017 Securing All Livestock Equitably Act of 2017
HR1098 New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the new markets tax credit, (2) provide for an inflation adjustment to the limitation amount for such credit af...
HRes192 Expressing the deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Sriniva... Expressing the deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, as well as to Alok Madasani, Ian Grillot, and all victims of hate crime throughout the United States, and calling on the Department of ...
HR2690 Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confer blue card status upon an alien who: (1) has performed specified periods of U.S. agricultural employment or is...
HR4800 Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2018 Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2018
HRes28 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Sta... Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers. Expres...
HR5374 Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2018 Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2018
HRes137 Honoring the life of Shimon Peres. Honoring the life of Shimon Peres. Honors the life of Shimon Peres and his dedication to serving his country and preserving Israel's security, prosperity, and peace.
HR1496 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at... To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4040 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, as the "Marvin Gaye Post Office". Designates the facility of the United States Postal Serv...
HR5005 To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource st... To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the Nat...
HR660 Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act (Sec. 4) This bill directs the Department of the Interior to submit to Congress, make publicly available, and biennially update an Asset Management Report that describes the Bureau of...
HR806 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program. (Sec. 2) The bill delays the implementation of the ozone NAAQS that were p...
HR12 Voter Empowerment Act of 2017 Voter Empowerment Act of 2017 Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2017 This bill amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require states to make available online voter registration. The federal criminal co...
HR4695 Bipartisan Market Stabilization and Innovation Act of 2017 Bipartisan Market Stabilization and Innovation Act of 2017
HCRes28 Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. Establishes an ad hoc Joint Committee on the Organization of the Congress to study the organization, operations, functions, and relevant interactions of the M...
HR1794 Hold Congress Accountable Act Hold Congress Accountable Act This bill requires a reduction in the annual rate of pay of a Member of Congress during a government shutdown equal to the product of one day's worth of pay under such annual rate and the numb...
HR4061 Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council, in determining whether a nonbank financial company sh...
HR3761 Carbon Capture Act Carbon Capture Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend and modify the tax credit for carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration. The bill modifies the credit to: allow certain new industrial or direct air capture ...
HR5487 Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act of 2018 Regional Conservation Partnership Program Improvement Act of 2018
HR3577 Results Through Innovation Act of 2017 Results Through Innovation Act of 2017 This bill amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to require the Department of Agriculture to establish and carry out a program that provides grants on a competitive basis to states...
HR4716 Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act This bill authorizes burial in any open national cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration of the remains of any individual: (1) who was naturalized pursuant...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
HR2905 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/18/2018 Yea
HR5444 On Passage 4/18/2018 Yea
HR5445 On Passage 4/18/2018 Yea
HRes831 On Ordering the Previous Question 4/18/2018 Nay
HRes831 On Agreeing to the Resolution 4/18/2018 Nay
HR5192 On Passage 4/17/2018 Yea
HR146 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/16/2018 Yea
S167 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 4/16/2018 Yea
HR4790 On Passage 4/13/2018 Yea
HR4061 On Passage 4/11/2018 Yea
HR4293 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 4/11/2018 Yea
HR4293 On Passage 4/11/2018 Yea
HRes811 On Ordering the Previous Question 4/11/2018 Nay
HRes811 On Agreeing to the Resolution 4/11/2018 Nay
HR2219 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/10/2018 Yea
HR4203 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 4/10/2018 Yea
HR1625 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 3/22/2018 Yea
HR4227 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Yea
HR4467 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Yea
HR5089 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Yea
HR5131 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/22/2018 Yea
HRes796 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/22/2018 Nay
HRes796 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/22/2018 Nay
HR5247 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/21/2018 Yea
HR5247 On Passage 3/21/2018 Yea
HR4566 On Passage 3/20/2018 Yea
HRes787 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/20/2018 Nay
HRes787 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/20/2018 Nay
HR4851 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/19/2018 Yea
HR835 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/19/2018 Yea
HR4263 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/15/2018 Other
HR4263 On Passage 3/15/2018 Other
HR4545 On Agreeing to the Amendment 3/15/2018 Other
HR4545 On Passage 3/15/2018 Other
HRes780 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/15/2018 Other
HRes780 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/15/2018 Other
HR1116 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/14/2018 Yea
HR1116 On Passage 3/14/2018 Yea
HR4909 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/14/2018 Yea
HRes773 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/14/2018 Nay
HRes773 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/14/2018 Nay
HR4465 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/13/2018 Yea
HR5247 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/13/2018 Yea
HR1119 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/8/2018 Yea
HR1119 On Passage 3/8/2018 Nay
HR1917 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/7/2018 Yea
HR1917 On Passage 3/7/2018 Nay
HRes762 On Ordering the Previous Question 3/7/2018 Nay
HRes762 On Agreeing to the Resolution 3/7/2018 Nay
HR4607 On Passage 3/6/2018 Yea
HR4607 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 3/6/2018 Yea
HR3183 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 3/5/2018 Yea
HR4406 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 3/5/2018 Yea
HR1865 On Agreeing to the Amendment 2/27/2018 Yea
HR1865 On Passage 2/27/2018 Yea
HR4296 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 2/27/2018 Yea
HR4296 On Passage 2/27/2018 Yea
HRes747 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/27/2018 Yea
HRes747 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/27/2018 Nay
HRes748 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/27/2018 Yea
HRes748 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/27/2018 Nay
HR1222 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/26/2018 Yea
HR2422 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/26/2018 Yea
HR620 On Passage 2/15/2018 Other
HR620 On Agreeing to the Amendment 2/15/2018 Other
Dear Colleague Letter Support 2/14/2018 Other
HR3299 On Passage 2/14/2018 Other
HR3542 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/14/2018 Other
HR3978 On Passage 2/14/2018 Other
HR3978 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 2/14/2018 Other
HRes129 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 2/14/2018 Other
HRes736 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/14/2018 Other
HRes736 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/14/2018 Other
HR4533 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/13/2018 Other
HR4979 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/13/2018 Other
HR1892 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amdt to the House Amdt to the Senate Amdt 2/9/2018 Yea
HRes734 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/9/2018 Nay
HRes734 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/9/2018 Nay
HR1153 On Passage 2/8/2018 Yea
HR4771 On Passage 2/8/2018 Yea
HR1997 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/7/2018 Yea
HR3851 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/7/2018 Yea
HR1892 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 2/6/2018 Yea
HR772 On Passage 2/6/2018 Yea
HRes725 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes725 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes726 On Motion to Table 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes727 On Ordering the Previous Question 2/6/2018 Nay
HRes727 On Agreeing to the Resolution 2/6/2018 Nay
HR4547 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 2/5/2018 Yea
HR4292 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/30/2018 Yea
HR695 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments with an Amendment 1/30/2018 Nay
HRes714 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/30/2018 Nay
HRes714 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/30/2018 Nay
HR1457 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/29/2018 Yea
S534 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/29/2018 Yea
HR195 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Adt to the House Adt to the Senate Adt 1/22/2018 Yea
HRes708 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/20/2018 Nay
HRes708 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/20/2018 Nay
HRes708 Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair 1/20/2018 Nay
HR4712 On Passage 1/19/2018 Nay
HRes705 On Motion to Table 1/19/2018 Yea
HR1660 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/18/2018 Yea
HR195 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 1/18/2018 Yea
HR2954 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 1/18/2018 Yea
HR2954 On Passage 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes694 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes694 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes696 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/18/2018 Nay
HRes696 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/18/2018 Nay
HR3326 On Agreeing to the Amendment 1/17/2018 Yea
HR3326 On Passage 1/17/2018 Yea
HR4258 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/17/2018 Yea
HR4279 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/17/2018 Yea
HRes693 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/17/2018 Nay
HRes693 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/17/2018 Nay
HR4318 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/16/2018 Yea
S117 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/16/2018 Yea
HR4578 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Motion to Commit with Instructions 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Passage 1/11/2018 Yea
S139 On Agreeing to the Amendment 1/11/2018 Nay
HR4567 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 1/10/2018 Yea
HRes681 On Ordering the Previous Question 1/10/2018 Nay
HRes681 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/10/2018 Nay
HRes682 On Agreeing to the Resolution 1/10/2018 Nay
S140 On Passage 1/10/2018 Nay
HR4564 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/9/2018 Yea
HR4581 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 1/9/2018 Yea
HRes676 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree 1/9/2018 Yea
HR1370 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment 12/21/2017 Yea
HR4667 On Passage 12/21/2017 Yea
HRes670 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/21/2017 Nay
HRes670 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/21/2017 Nay
S1393 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/21/2017 Yea
S1532 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/21/2017 Other
HR1 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment 12/20/2017 Nay
HR1159 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/20/2017 Yea
HR4015 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/20/2017 Yea
HR4015 On Passage 12/20/2017 Nay
HRes668 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/20/2017 Nay
HRes668 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/20/2017 Nay
HR1 On Agreeing to the Conference Report 12/19/2017 Nay
HR1 On Motion to Recommit Conference Report with Instructions 12/19/2017 Yea
HR3312 On Passage 12/19/2017 Yea
HR4254 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/19/2017 Yea
HR4323 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/19/2017 Yea
HRes667 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/19/2017 Nay
HRes667 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/19/2017 Nay
S1536 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/19/2017 Yea
HR3979 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/18/2017 Yea
HR4375 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/18/2017 Yea
HR2396 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/14/2017 Yea
HR2396 On Passage 12/14/2017 Yea
HR4324 On Passage 12/14/2017 Nay
HR4324 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/14/2017 Yea
HR1638 On Passage 12/13/2017 Yea
HRes657 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/13/2017 Nay
HRes657 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/13/2017 Nay
HRes658 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/13/2017 Nay
HRes658 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/13/2017 Nay
HR3971 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/12/2017 Yea
HR3971 On Passage 12/12/2017 Yea
HR1730 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/11/2017 Yea
HR2706 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/11/2017 Yea
HJRes123 On Passage 12/7/2017 Nay
HR2658 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/7/2017 Yea
HR477 On Passage 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes259 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 12/7/2017 Yea
HRes647 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/7/2017 Nay
HRes647 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/7/2017 Nay
HCRes90 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended 12/6/2017 Yea
HR38 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/6/2017 Yea
HR38 On Passage 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes645 On Agreeing to the Resolution 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes645 On Ordering the Previous Question 12/6/2017 Nay
HRes646 On Motion to Table 12/6/2017 Yea
S1266 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/6/2017 Yea
HR3317 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 12/5/2017 Yea
HR3731 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 12/5/2017 Yea
HR1 On Motion to go to Conference 12/4/2017 Nay
HR1 On Motion to Instruct Conferees 12/4/2017 Yea
HR1699 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 12/1/2017 Yea
HR1699 On Passage 12/1/2017 Yea
HR3017 On Passage 11/30/2017 Yea
HR3905 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Yea
HR3905 On Passage 11/30/2017 Yea
HR4182 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Yea
HR4182 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/30/2017 Yea
HR4182 On Passage 11/30/2017 Nay
HRes635 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/30/2017 Nay
HRes635 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/30/2017 Nay
HRes631 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/29/2017 Nay
HRes631 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/29/2017 Nay
HR2768 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/28/2017 Yea
HR3115 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/28/2017 Yea
HR1 On Passage 11/16/2017 Nay
HR2331 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/15/2017 Yea
HR2672 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/15/2017 Yea
HR3821 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/15/2017 Yea
HRes619 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/15/2017 Nay
HRes619 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/15/2017 Nay
HR2810 On Agreeing to the Conference Report 11/14/2017 Yea
HR2874 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/14/2017 Yea
HR2874 On Passage 11/14/2017 Nay
HRes616 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/14/2017 Nay
HRes616 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/14/2017 Nay
HR3071 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/13/2017 Yea
HRes599 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/13/2017 Yea
HR2201 On Passage 11/9/2017 Nay
HR3043 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/8/2017 Nay
HR3043 On Passage 11/8/2017 Yea
HR3705 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/8/2017 Yea
HR4173 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/8/2017 Yea
HRes609 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/8/2017 Nay
HRes609 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/8/2017 Nay
HR3441 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/7/2017 Nay
HR3441 On Passage 11/7/2017 Yea
HR3911 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/7/2017 Yea
HRes607 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/7/2017 Nay
HRes607 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/7/2017 Nay
HR1066 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/6/2017 Yea
HR3562 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 11/6/2017 Yea
HR3922 On Passage 11/3/2017 Yea
HR3922 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/3/2017 Yea
HR849 On Passage 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes600 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes600 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes601 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/2/2017 Nay
HRes601 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/2/2017 Nay
HR2936 On Passage 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Nay
HR2936 On Motion to Recommit with Instructions 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Yea
HR2936 On Agreeing to the Amendment 11/1/2017 Nay
HR3903 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 11/1/2017 Yea
HRes595 On Agreeing to the Resolution 11/1/2017 Nay
HRes595 On Ordering the Previous Question 11/1/2017 Nay
HR2521 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass 10/31/2017 Yea
HCRes71 On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment 10/26/2017 Nay
HR1698 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/26/2017 Yea
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Yea
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Yea
HR469 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/25/2017 Yea
HR469 On Passage 10/25/2017 Nay
HRes580 On Ordering the Previous Question 10/25/2017 Nay
HRes580 On Agreeing to the Resolution 10/25/2017 Nay
HR2142 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/24/2017 Yea
HR3898 On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended 10/24/2017 Yea
HR732 On Agreeing to the Amendment 10/24/2017 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Ranking Minority Member House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
Detail Co-Chair Blue Dog Coalition
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Caucus on Modern Agriculture
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Chicken Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Portuguese American Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Center Aisle Caucus [CAC]
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member House Committee on Agriculture
Detail Federal Committee Member House Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional NASA Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Propane Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member House Committee on Natural Resources
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Wine Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Arts Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member New Democrat Coalition
Detail Federal Caucus Member Community College Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Name Title Role Description Location Address Phone Email
Juan Lopez Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 juan.lopez@mail.house.gov
Claudia Larson Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 claudia.larson@mail.house.gov
Kelly Gill Constituent Services Director Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 1 855 M Street
Fresno, CA. 93721-2757
(559) 495-1620 kelly.gill@mail.house.gov
Gary Chahil District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 855 M Street
Fresno, CA. 93721-2757
(559) 495-1620 gary.chahil@mail.house.gov
Sandra Garcia District Representative Field Rep District Office 1 855 M Street
Fresno, CA. 93721-2757
(559) 495-1620 sandra.garcia@mail.house.gov
Benjamin Goldeen Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 ben.goldeen@mail.house.gov
Alexa Fox Legislative Correspondent; Legislative Aide Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 alexa.fox@mail.house.gov
Jared Feldman Legislative Counsel Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 jared.feldman@mail.house.gov
Andrew Wachter Scheduler Scheduler Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 andrew.wachter@mail.house.gov
Denise Altounian Staff Assistant Staff Assistant District Office 1 855 M Street
Fresno, CA. 93721-2757
(559) 495-1620 denise.altounian@mail.house.gov
J. Scott Petersen Deputy Chief of Staff; Legislative Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC. 20515-0516
(202) 225-3341 scott.petersen@mail.house.gov
Kathy Mahan District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 855 M Street
Fresno, CA. 93721-2757
(559) 495-1620 kathy.mahan@mail.house.gov
Katrina Ruiz District Representative Field Rep District Office 2 2222 M Street
Merced, CA. 95340-3729
(209) 384-1620 katrina.ruiz@mail.house.gov
Christy Bourbon District Scheduler Scheduler District Office 1 855 M Street
Fresno, CA. 93721-2757
(559) 495-1620 christy.bourbon@mail.house.gov
Jim Costa was sworn in as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing California's 16th Congressional District in January, 2005. Raised on a dairy farm in Fresno's Kearney Park area, Congressman Costa is a third-generation family farmer. As a Member of Congress, Costa has applied his farming background to fighting for Valley water, agriculture, and the economy.
A lifelong resident of the Valley, Costa's committee assignments allow him to effectively advocate for the district. Costa uses his position on the Natural Resources Committee to fight for the Valley's fair share of water. This includes securing funding for dams, working to overturn unfair federal water regulations, and increasing Valley water allocations. On the Agriculture Committee, Costa has worked to increase federal support for Valley agriculture through the Farm Bill and other programs. When a milk price crisis devastated the region's dairy industry, Costa introduced legislation to protect Valley dairy families and local jobs. In addition to his committee assignments, Costa is a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition and has worked with his colleagues to support more responsible budgeting practices.
Costa's work to improve the Valley stretches across the district. During his first term in office, Costa put together a broad-based bipartisan coalition aimed at developing a Regional Water Plan for Central California. He also led the negotiations between the City of Fresno and the State of California that secured the final funding necessary to complete the new Amtrak station in Fresno. During the 109th Congress, Costa played a leading role in the bipartisan effort to secure Highway 99 funding in the infrastructure bonds approved by California voters in 2006. Costa was also a principal in the successful effort to secure Congressional approval of plans to keep Fresno's 144th Air National Guard Fighter Wing viable well into the future. As the primary author of state legislation to create the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Costa continues to work with local and state officials to clean up the Valley's air.
Costa's efforts to strengthen Valley agriculture and the economy have been recognized by organizations like The American Farm Bureau Federation who named him a recipient of its "Friend of the Farm Bureau" award. Costa has also received the "Spirit of Enterprise" award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Costa's work to crack down on violent crime and advocate for victims' rights was recognized by the National Organization for Victim Assistance, which named him recipient of the Donald E. Santarelli Public Policy Award for demonstrating outstanding public policy leadership.
A product of Fresno County schools, Costa is a graduate of San Joaquin Memorial High School and has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from California State University, Fresno. Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Costa served for 24 years in the California State Legislature.