Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Jim Costa

Rep. Jim Costa

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

B

Grade

17

Votes for Children

33

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

During the 117th Congress, Rep. Costa has taken 17 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 33 bills to help children. Rep. Costa has taken 0 actions we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 700 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Costa has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1 the For the People Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.40 the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.51 the Washington, D.C. Admission Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.55 the Emmett Till Antilynching Act.

  • voted for H.R.447 the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.485 the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.574 the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits Outreach Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.804 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.825 the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.826 the Divided Families Reunification Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.928 the American Family Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1177 the U.S. Citizenship Act.

  • voted for H.R.1280 the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.1319 the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.1446 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1570 the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1603 the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.1620 the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1808 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1919 the EATS Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2028 the Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2920 the American Families United Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3321 the Credit for Caring Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3480 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3488 the John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3511 the Preventing Lead Poisoning Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3519 the Stop Child Hunger Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3857 the BASIC Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3929 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4402 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4464 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4663 the SUCCESS Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4815 the Higher Education Dream Act of 2021.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5129 the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.5305 the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

  • voted for H.R.5487 the SHINE for Autumn Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.5551 the Improving the Health of Children Act.

  • voted for H.R.5561 the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2021.

  • voted for H.R.5746 the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7037 the School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.7236 the Strengthen Kids’ Mental Health Now Act of 2022.

  • 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.

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