Jim Costa

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Democratic California

U.S. House (California 20)


Family: Single

Born: 04/13/1952 Fresno, CA

Home: Fresno, California

Religion: Catholic

Education: BA, Political Science, California State University, Fresno, 1974

Profession: Chief Executive Officer, Costa Group, 2002-2004 Administrative Assistant, Assemblymember Richard Lehman, California State Assembly, 1976-1978 Special Assistant, Representative John Krebs, United States House of Representatives, 1975-1976 Employee/Family Farmer, Costa Brothers Dairy, 1959-1974 Kenneth L. Maddy Institute Professor, Fresno State University

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2005-present Senator, California State Senate, 1994-2002 Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1978-1994

Congressional Membership: Member, Armenian Caucus Member, Arts Caucus Member, Awareness Caucus Member, Beef Caucus Specialty Member, Bi-Partisan Refugee Caucus Member, Blue Dog Coalition Member, Boating Caucus Member, Center Aisle Caucus Member, Community College Caucus Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Member, Congressional Organ and Tissue Donation Member, Congressional Soils Caucus Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus Co-Founder, Congressional Water Caucus Member, Crop Caucus Member, Frozen Food Caucus Member, Human Rights Caucus Member, Methamphetamine Caucus Member, Rail Caucus Member, Rural Cooperative Caucus Member, Water Caucus Member, Wine Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, Steering Committee, Fresno County Farm Bureau Board Member, Fresno Historical Society Board Member, Fresno-Madera Agency on Aging Former President, National Conference of State Legislators



Foreign Affairs

Natural Resources

Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Subcommittee on Europe

Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry

Subcommittee on Water and Power

Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia