Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Jim Costa

Rep. Jim Costa

Democrat, California, 16th District
Office 202-225-3341 | @RepJimCosta | Facebook

B

Grade

16

Votes for Children

25

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Costa represents a district with a child poverty rate of 35.3 percent. 15.2 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 27 percent are food insecure, and 2.4 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Costa has taken 16 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 25 bills to help children. Rep. Costa has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Costa has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the To extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3842 the Preventing Lead Poisoning Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3918 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5609 the Homelessness Emergency Declaration Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5814 the No Public Charge Deportation Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6420 the All Dependent Children Count Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6437 the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6563 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6797 the CHIPPER Act.

  • voted for H.R.6800 the The Heroes Act.

  • voted for H.R.7027 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.7120 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7301 the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020.

  • voted for H.R.7327 the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.776 the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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