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  • commented 2017-06-21 17:58:10 -0700
    I am 74 years old. I have been a faithful democrat for 52 years. Trump and the republican party make lots of noise and show Americans their faces and voices. Where is your list of plans and alternatives to the republican voice. Be bold, let us know what your plan of improvements for Obamacare and how you are going to handle the russian problem, please Lydia Hadley
  • commented 2017-05-03 09:00:58 -0700
    Please continue to vote no on any kind of healthcare bill that doesn’t adequately protect those with pre-existing conditions. The current iteration of the bill is not enough. It allows Insurers not to cover necessary medical treatments and charge and arm and a leg to those with PEC’s. This is not the answer.
  • commented 2017-04-20 19:02:26 -0700
    Please Mr. Costa vote “NO” on any negative changes to Medicare and Medical and In Home Health Services. Since my husbands stroke and inability to work and make a living, Social Security, Medical and IHHS have been our only way to survive. I don’t receive very many hours for caring for John, but its just enough for us to get by. Please help! Vote NO. Thank you sir for your time.
  • commented 2017-04-05 06:48:57 -0700
    Please vote NO on the Health Care Repeal Bill. The only way I can care for my disable husband is thru my 70 hours a month a get paid from IHSS. Please don’t take that away from us. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-03-22 21:07:34 -0700
    As a constituent of your District in the City of Fresno I asked you to reject the American Affordable Care Act. As your constituent I ask you to keep in mind the the population that receive Medicare in the counties that are within your District which are more or about 50%. Taking the away the health care coverage to our community members who are under the poverty level will have a negative effect for years to come. I asked you to seek an act that will provide coverage and will also improve the number of healthcare providers in the Central Valley. Healthcare is not only about insurances. Healthcare involves providers and those and competitive pay for expertise that is much needed in this part of California. The American Affordable Care Act will not address any of these issues
  • commented 2017-03-01 11:19:13 -0800
    Hello,


    My name is Jessica Nevin, and I’m a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Rutgers University (NJ). I have an interesting opportunity for the campaign.


    I’m writing a dissertation on campaign outreach over social media, and I’m wondering if I could speak to anyone on Rep. Costa’s campaign staff who oversees social media activity. It would be a short (15 – 20 minute) phone call at the interviewee’s convenience, and anonymous if the interviewee wishes. The questions would center around campaign goals when posting; who the perceived audience is; and what factors might influence posting.


    If no one on your staff is available, could you refer me to any campaign operative who has worked on social media for a Congressional race?


    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I can be reached at jessica.nevin@rutgers.edu.


    With thanks,


    Jessica Nevin
  • commented 2017-02-01 21:15:18 -0800
    How could you vote to allow mining wastewater into our waterways? That is disgusting and reprehensible.
  • commented 2017-01-24 14:04:25 -0800
    Congressman Costa,

    As a constituent in Fresno, I am asking you to publicly reject the repeal of the ACA. Both of my parents may lose their coverage. The GOP’s effort to repeal the ACA without a viable replacement is shameful. I would like to see more of you in the media expressing outrage over this reprehensible act. We in the valley care about more than just water and agriculture. While these are noble causes, we are a more diverse group and we need our views represented. That’s why we (including myself) voted for you. Thank you.
  • commented 2017-01-19 08:33:40 -0800
    Dear Congressman Jim Costa: Please protect us from the arrogance and ignorance of President-elect Donald Trump. He has appointed Betty Devos as Secretary of Education, a woman who knows nothing about educating our young people, who is ignorant of the laws, and has no regard for the needs of special education.
  • commented 2016-11-19 18:37:06 -0800
    Dear Jim:


    Greeting from China!


    Hello! My name is Zhou Guanhuai. I am a fan of you in China. Congratulation you have just been elected as a member of U.S. House of Representatives in the recent election. It is such a wonderful victory for you and I feel really proud of your election. Today I feel really happy and honor to have this chance to contact you, and I want to take this chance to wish you all the best in the future!


    At this moment I have a humble request. As a fan of you, it’s my dream to obtain an autographed photo or business card of you my collections. So if it is possible, could you please send me one in your earliest convenience. I really want to get one, I will show you my address below. Thank you in advance!


    Yours sincerely


    My address:

    Zhou Guanhuai

    Boao Liyuan 2A2305

    Shushan District

    230088 Hefei Anhui

    CHINA
  • commented 2016-10-25 09:12:01 -0700
    It is clear that Hillary is beholden to the big money interests. So are most Democrats throughout the country. It doesn’t have to be so, however. Billionaires are not the gods they think they are. They are vulnerable and when the people become organized politicians must decide which side they are on.
  • commented 2016-10-25 09:09:42 -0700
  • commented 2016-10-25 08:48:32 -0700
    Why have you never been married? Don’t you support marriage and families? Is there something you are hiding from the voters? If you can’t be honest with the voters about who you are, how can we trust you with the issues that really matter?
  • commented 2016-09-23 11:04:20 -0700
    Dear Congressman Costa,


    The California Association of Food Banks works with 44 food banks & 6,000 partner agencies statewide, with a shared mission is to end hunger in California. This includes the food banks that serve California’s Fifteenth District.


    It is a sad reality that one in seven Californians regularly does not get enough to eat, and astonishing that one in four children regularly goes hungry in our state. As one of the leading statewide organizations feeding those in need and advocating on behalf of hungry Californians, we encourage you to prioritize issues of hunger and poverty.


    Our briefing book on Hunger in California provides an overview of the key statistics and information on hunger and poverty in California, as well as some of the public policy proposals at the state and federal levels to address this crisis. It can also be found here:


    http://cafoodbanks.org/sites/default/files/2016%20CAFB%20Anti-Hunger%20Candidate%20Briefing%20Book.pdf


    To learn more, we encourage you to visit your local food bank and learn more about hunger in your community, or to reach out to me at CAFB. I’m happy to provide more information or answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your attention and your interest in ending hunger.


    Sincerely,

    Andrew Cheyne
  • commented 2016-09-21 13:35:17 -0700
    Hello Mr Costa,

    I am hoping you can help me with a recommendation?

    The sister of my 92 year old mother (Dorothy Scott / Merced resident) died approx. 5 years ago.

    A life insurance benefit to my mother is currently held by the State of California Controller’s Office.

    My mother can not claim the insurance benefit because she does not have a current California driver’s license or California ID card.

    I have contacted the DMV numerous times about this.

    They insist my invalid 92 year old mother come to the DMV and apply for a California ID card.

    This is not possible as my mother can hardly get from her bedroom to bathroom.

    Would you happen to know any rational thinking folks at the California DMV who might provide a solution?

    Any help you can provide would be very appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Larry Scott
  • commented 2016-08-13 07:36:19 -0700
  • commented 2016-07-24 11:29:07 -0700
    Hi Jim, sorry to use your web-form but I was unable to find a direct email address…


    I’d like to invite you to create a candidate profile page on our new voter engagement site Win My Vote.

    Candidate pages include:

    – A profile picture and short bio

    – Extended full page bio section

    – Written and video endorsements

    – Main video message (YouTube)

    – Twitter feed

    – Custom Issues Statements

    – The ability to take online donations

    – and real-time voter statics (vote counts….)


    Building a Candidate page is free – being featured on an active ballot is $99 a year / election for a limited time only.


    Visit us at www.winmyvote.com and start raising money and winning votes today.


    Thanks, and remember every vote is worth winning. Jim
  • commented 2016-07-07 06:40:03 -0700
    Stop Killing American Horses
  • commented 2016-07-07 06:39:18 -0700
    Please you all must pass HR 1942 S1214. The Bill to stop the torture and killing of American Horses has been sitting forever. Americans are appalled at the killing of these animals and then shipped to foreigners for food What has this Country become. UnAmerican un Patriotic cruel and inhumane Please let’s get some action in Washington This Committee is a disgrace.
  • commented 2016-07-06 11:39:49 -0700
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  • commented 2016-06-23 11:57:08 -0700
    Thanks for standing up to the gun lobbyist by joining the sit in. It’s time we take our Country back from the NRA
  • commented 2016-06-09 11:52:44 -0700
    Dear Representative Costa,


    I am writing on behalf of Research!America, the nation’s largest nonprofit coalition committed to faster medical progress. Our 360 members include patient advocacy organizations, research universities, academic health centers, scientific societies, independent research institutes, industry, and philanthropies.


    We are compiling quotes on the importance of faster medical progress from incumbents and challengers in 2016 congressional races, and I hope you can help us ensure your campaign has an opportunity to provide a quote, or refer me to the right individual in the campaign office. We will be posting these quotes on an interactive map and using them in other communications materials as part of our national voter education initiative Campaign for Cures.


    The quotes we have collected to date address such topics as: why faster medical progress is important to you personally, what Congress should do to make sure our nation remains the global leader in medical research , whether you believe the federal government should invest more in medical research, and whether we should do more to encourage private sector innovation.

    To ensure your quote is included on the map, we ask that you respond by Friday, June 17, 2016. If we can help in any way, please call or email Rachel Weissman at (571) 482-2716 or rweissman@researchamerica.org.

    Thank you in advance for your time.


    Eleanor (Ellie) Dehoney

    Vice President of Policy and Advocacy

    Research!America

    1101 King St., Suite 520 | Alexandria, VA 22314-2960

    Phone: 571-482-2717 | Cell: 202-365-8929

    www.researchamerica.org
  • commented 2016-05-10 23:18:51 -0700
    Hi Jim,


    I sent Dianne Feinstein two documents about Future Interstate 3 between the City of Simi Valley, California and

    the City of Lynnwood, Washington State.


    I will send you the same two documents about Future Interstate 3.


    The first document explains the benefits of Future Interstate 3.


    The second document explains the route of Future Interstate 3.


    Thank you,

    Thomas Ahler
  • commented 2016-05-06 07:26:00 -0700
    I am writing on behalf of Research!America, the nation’s largest nonprofit coalition committed to faster medical progress. Our 360 members include patient advocacy organizations, research universities, academic health centers, scientific societies, independent research institutes, industry, and philanthropies.


    It makes a difference to voters whether candidates for Congress have acknowledged the toll diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s take on American families, and the importance of finding cures.


    We have compiled more than 300 public statements on research and innovation from incumbent candidates for use in an interactive map and other communications materials for our national voter education initiative Campaign for Cures. Before posting the map, we are reaching out to incumbents and challengers alike to give every candidate for Congress the opportunity to share their current thinking on the need for faster medical progress.


    The statements we have collected to date address such topics as:


    Why is faster medical progress important to you personally?

    What should Congress do to make sure our nation remains the global leader in medical research?

    Do you believe the federal government should invest more in medical research?

    Should we do more to encourage private sector medical innovation?


    For voters, what is most important is that their candidates care enough about fighting disabling and deadly diseases that they have spoken out on the issue.


    We hope that you will provide a quote on medical progress so that constituents know it’s a priority for your campaign. To ensure your quote is included on the map, we ask that you respond by Friday, May 13, 2016. If we can help in any way, please call or email Rachel Weissman at (571) 482-2716 or email her at rweissman@researchamerica.org.
  • commented 2016-05-02 08:43:23 -0700
    Good morning,


    I am with the nation-wide publication Veterans Vision and we are currently updating our list of campaign contacts. We are looking for the names and emails of your campaign manager and communications director, regarding possible stories about the upcoming election in our publication. We hope to hear from you soon.
  • commented 2016-03-31 12:19:16 -0700
    Dear Jim Costa,


    I was very disappointed to see that as a superdelegate you have already pledged to support Hillary Clinton. I strongly believe that you should wait until the people that you represent have had a chance to vote in the primary election on June 7th before making such an important decision. As a superdelegate, of course it is your prerogative to make your own decision on who to support, but as an elected representative, it is also your responsibility to represent the people who have elected you.


    Based on general election polls and net favorability ratings, Bernie Sanders is the stronger candidate for the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders has a rating of approximately positive 7%, while Hillary Clinton’s rating is negative 13%. Additionally, Senator Sanders beats all three Republican candidates by considerably higher margins than Secretary Clinton does (she actually loses to Kasich; of course it is highly unlikely he will end up the Republican nominee). (All numbers from RealClearPolitics.com)


    Please, reconsider your decision and wait until we, the people, have a chance to voice our choice.


    Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,

    Monica Morelli
  • commented 2016-02-13 17:08:15 -0800
    Dear Congressman Costa,


    I am writing a follow up news report to “Heroin Dealer In Chief”, published a few weeks ago. I have some questions for 2016 candidates.


    If re-elected, what would you do about the 415,000 kilograms of heroin being imported from US-occupied Afghanistan each year? More generally, what would you do about the heroin epidemic and the 10,000+ Americans being killed each year from this new epidemic?


    Thank you in advance for your consideration to my email.


    Best regards,


    Will Edstrom

    freelance reporter

    wce3@columbia.edu

    ______________________________


    link to “Heroin Dealer In Chief” is: http://www.globalresearch.ca/heroin-dealer-in-chief-afghanistan-source-of-90-of-the-worlds-heroin/5502813
  • commented 2015-11-20 05:30:38 -0800
    I am writing today because as a citizen of the United States of America I find your vote today denying sanctuary to Syrian refugees to be truly embarrassing.


    In the wake of 9/11, I witnessed what made America a unique and exceptional place. People of varied religions, races, socioeconomic backgrounds and political affiliations banded together to help one another. We demonstrated immense compassion that stood in sharp contrast to the horrific and evil attacks in New York. In response to those who exhibited no humanity at all, as a nation, we doubled down on our own. Despite the worst terrorist act on US soil, we made it clear we would not sacrifice our ideals in the face of terror.


    I was never more proud to be an American.


    Now, after the terrible attacks in Paris, we are changing our ideals.


    Our national identity has been a supremely inclusive society and the “beacon of light” that other nations in the world strive to emulate. Our national identity is to provide compassion and help those in need regardless of where they come from. It’s written on the Statue of Liberty for Christ’s sake! And now, in the face of violence and oppression, we will not provide refuge to those who are bleeding and dying. Why? Because we are scared. Because the most powerful nation the world has ever known is too frightened by a small group of extremists to do what is right.


    I have never been more humiliated to be an American.


    Could admitting those refugees into our country come with a degree of danger? Of course. But you and I both know that the vast majority of those people are suffering innocents. Providing freedom and safety to those who have never experienced either is a fundamentally American ideal and it’s one that I would die for. I guess you feel differently.


    Your cowardly vote today comes with the added benefit of heaping the burden of those refugees on our European Allies and disenfranchising additional youths in the Middle East who will find it much easier to hate our nation.


    What you have done today is not any form of leadership but simply giving in to the basest fears of those in our country lacking courage and compassion. I truly hope you come to regret this vote more than any other you have cast.


    Warm regards from a concerned citizen,


    Dan Carreno
  • commented 2015-09-12 08:04:59 -0700
    Good morning. I am contacting you to invite you and/or staff to attend the Fall Banquet for Fresno-Kings Cattlemen’s Association. We will be honoring the cattleman of the year (Lawrence Coelho) cattle woman of the year (TBA) cowboy of the year (Tucker Slender) and friend of the industry (Fresno County Farm Bureau.) Museum tours begin at 5pm, social hour starts at 6pm, dinner and program will be starting at 7pm. Harris Ranch rib-eye steak dinner will be served and dutch oven peach cobbler with Fresno State ice cream will finish off as dessert. Please let me know if and how many would like to attend.

    Cindy Tews

    Fresno-Kings County Cattlemen’s Association – President


    On a side note; I will be in DC 9/27-9/30 for the 10th annual Fly-In for Livestock Marketing Association. Chelsea Good has asked me to attend a luncheon while I am back there. I also hope to meet with you at your office.

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Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: (559) 252- 2004

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