Rep. Jim Costa

Representative from California’s 16th District, Democrat

Costa, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 16th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for California's 20th congressional district (2005-2012).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Jim Costa sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Costa sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (45%) Water Resources Development (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Taxation (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Costa’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to May 2016, Costa missed 408 of 8,478 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. 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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Primary Sources

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