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COSTA, Jim, a Representative from California; born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., April 13, 1952; B.A., California State University, Fresno, Calif., 1974; member of the California state assembly, 1978-1994; member of the California state senate, 1994-2002; professional advocate; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Jim Costa" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
    • Livestock and Foreign Agriculture - Chair
  • House Committee - Foreign Affairs
  • House Committee - Natural Resources
    • Energy and Mineral Resources - Chair
  • House Committee - Resources
  • House Committee - Science
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