Jim (Jim) Costa (D-USH21)
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Capitol: 202.225.3341
FAX: 202.225.9308
District: 559.495.1620
Room 2081 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0521

Residence: Fresno, CA
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 4/13/1952
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Chicken Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Rodeo Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Propane Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Wales Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
Co-ChairCongressional Epilepsy Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Agricultural Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Valley Fever Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets and Rural Development
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Romania Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberDutch Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Critical Materials Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberCongressional Fusion Energy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
Co-ChairCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Fresno / Kern / Kings / Tulare


James Manuel Costa has represented the San Joaquin Valley in the United States House of Representatives since 2005. Costa proudly represents California's 21st Congressional District, which includes parts of Fresno and Tulare counties.

A son of Portuguese immigrants from the Azores Islands, he was raised on a dairy farm in Fresno's Kearney Park area and is a third-generation family farmer in the San Joaquin Valley. Costa is a product of Fresno County schools, an alumnus of San Joaquin Memorial High School and California State University, Fresno.

As a member of Congress, Costa has applied his farming background to fighting for water, agriculture, healthcare, and the economy. In these capacities, he has protected California agriculture, enhanced water storage, repaired critical infrastructure, and advocated for a strong national defense to keep us safe from threats here at home and abroad. His efforts in Congress have been recognized by organizations like the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Costa is committed to building a stronger nation for our children and protecting the future of our democracy for generations to come.