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Jim Costa's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Jim Costa
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 04/13/1952
Birth Place: Fresno, CA
Home City: Fresno, CA
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
Costa Statement on Farm Bill Clearing House Agriculture Committee
June 25, 2014 Subcommittee Examines Credit Availability for Agricultural Producers
June 5, 2014 Costa Announces $6.3 Million in Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants
May 13, 2014 Costa Responds to Updated Water Allocation
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
April 21, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
April 14, 2014 Letter to Mary Landrieu, Chairwoman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources - Strengthen Our National Forests
March 19, 2014 Costa: Cooperation Only Way to Bring Valley More Water
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding
Feb. 7, 2014 Costa: Farm Bill Shows We Can Work Together
Jan. 29, 2014 Costa Cheers End of Long Farm Bill Road
Jan. 29, 2014 Conference Report on H.R. 2642, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2014
Oct. 30, 2013 Letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate
Oct. 12, 2013 Costa Tapped to Negotiate with Senate on Farm Bill
Oct. 11, 2013 Motion to Instruct Conferees on Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Sept. 26, 2013 Costa Announces $18.2 Million to Support California Specialty Crops
Aug. 2, 2013 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill
Aug. 1, 2013 Unfinished Business in Congress
July 11, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
July 11, 2013 Costa Opposes Partisan, Undebated Farm Bill
June 20, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 20, 2013 Costa: House Fails Rural America and Consumers
June 19, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 18, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
June 13, 2013 Costa Announces $1.8 Million for Farmworker Job Training
June 13, 2013 Ensuring Food Security
May 16, 2013 Costa Supports Advancing the Farm Bill, Calls for House Action
April 11, 2013 The Washington Examiner - Biofuel Bill Seeks to End "Unsustainable' EPA Ethanol Mandate
April 10, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act
March 21, 2013 Costa Plan to Help Keep CA Dairies Afloat Gains Traction
March 14, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Perciasepe - Releasing Livestock Producers' Information
March 1, 2013 Costa Asks Reclamation to Take Immediate Steps to Increase Valley Water
Feb. 28, 2013 Hastings, Costa to Co-Chair Specialty Crop Caucus
Feb. 12, 2013 Costa Calls on Obama to Chart a Course for Real Prosperity
Jan. 22, 2013 Costa Appointed Top Dem on Livestock, Rural Development Committee
Jan. 1, 2013 1.1.2013 Costa Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote
Nov. 16, 2012 Costa: EPA Blind to Challenges Facing US Agriculture
Nov. 16, 2012 The Hill- Finish the Job for Rural America and Pass the Farm Bill
Nov. 15, 2012 Pass the Farm Bill
Nov. 8, 2012 Costa Calls for Action on Farm Bill
Sept. 21, 2012 Do-Nothing Congress
Sept. 20, 2012 The Hill - Renewable Fuel Standard Flexibility Needed
Sept. 12, 2012 Costa Joins Colleagues to Call for "Farm Bill Now"
Aug. 24, 2012 Costa Urges Expedited Review for Central Valley Meat
Aug. 2, 2012 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug. 2, 2012 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
July 18, 2012 The Farm Bill
July 13, 2012 Fresno Bee - Valley ag wants action on U.S. farm bill
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