Our unique analysis of the bills Costa has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Costa is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Costa for more statistics.
Jim Costa sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Costa sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (45%) Water Resources Development (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Taxation (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)
Some of Costa’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5217: San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act
- H.R. 2327: Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act
- H.Res. 61: Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Stalking Awareness Month.
- H.Res. 551 (113th): Supporting the mission and goals of 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, ...
- H.R. 4125 (113th): Shasta Dam Expansion Act of 2014
- H.R. 4127 (113th): Upper San Joaquin River Storage Act of 2014
- H.R. 4126 (113th): San Luis Reservoir Expansion Act of 2014
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From Jan 2005 to Jul 2016, Costa missed 412 of 8,728 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 17 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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