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%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Taxation (6%) Government Operations and Politics (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
View All » (including bills from previous years)
|Costa’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Jun 12, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Costa missed 415 of 8,824 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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