Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement today on the announcement that Rep. Dennis Cardoza will retire at the end of the 112th Congress:
"Dennis has been a great champion for the people of the San Joaquin Valley," said Costa. "It has been a privilege to serve with him and call him one of my closest friends. His candor, fair-mindedness, and dedication to finding real solutions to our nation's problems will be sorely missed. Together we fought on behalf of our constituents to get Washington to understand our Valley's needs. I look forward to working with Dennis over the next fourteen months and in the future on the issues that impact our area such as the housing crisis, water, agriculture, and bringing a medical school to the San Joaquin Valley. I wish Dennis and his family the best in the future."