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  • 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.

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    – A profile picture and short bio

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    – Written and video endorsements

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    – 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
  • commented 2016-07-06 09:51:54 -0700
  • 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.
  • commented 2015-09-09 15:22:43 -0700
    Please do not pretend to know what is actually in the “Iran Deal” (Fresno ‘Bee article 9-9-2015). YOU DON’T KNOW IF IT’S GOOD OR BAD. You haven’t read what little information was provided. You simply vote the party line and support Obama regardless of how it effects the American people.Can’t believe you keep getting re-elected. Not with my vote I assure you.
  • commented 2015-06-26 06:36:13 -0700
    I am producing a TV Series with William Shatner on the New World of Politics. Interested in having your input and discussing synergies. I need 10 minutes with you over the phone via my assistant Gemma Gabriel at 310-421-1858.


    Look forward to speaking with you.


    Highest and best,
  • commented 2015-06-23 07:26:50 -0700
    Please keep pokerstars out of AB431 and out of California.


    Thank you
  • commented 2015-06-23 07:26:22 -0700
    Please keep pokerstars out of AB431 and out of California.


    Thank you
  • commented 2015-06-18 05:57:36 -0700
    In the upcoming re-vote on Fast Track, please get it right for the sake of all of us in central California and vote NO on fast tracking trade. We want FAIR trade that protects our interests properly with terms that we can see before you sign! As a central California Democrat I CAN’T get out the vote for you if you won’t vote against Fast Track and truly represent OUR interests!
  • commented 2015-06-16 09:23:57 -0700
    An overwhelming majority of Democrats along with dozens of Republicans are already on the record voting against Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But your representative, Jim Costa voted for Fast Track last week. Call his office today and ask him to vote against Fast Track for trade deals such as the TPP if it comes up this week.


    In what is being called by the press a “staggering blow to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda,” Democrats voted down a package of bills that would have given President Obama Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


    But, this fight is far from over. Republican leaders John Boehner and Paul Ryan could attempt to hold another vote this week to revive the trade package that contains Fast Track. We need to fight back even harder against this corporate power grab this week.


    Your member of Congress – Rep. Costa – voted for Fast Track in a symbolic vote, selling us out to Wall Street, and opening the door for backdoor cuts to Medicare. We need to let him know now that he can’t cave on trade bills associated with TPP next time they come up for a vote:


    To stop the TPP, we need to stop Fast Track.


    It’s the job of Congress to fully vet trade deals and ensure they work for everyone, not just giant corporations. And it would be a deeply irresponsible abdication of responsibility for Congress to pass Fast Track when we know the TPP is coming down the pike, especially when we know the consequences of the TPP could be disastrous.


    That is why the overwhelming majority of House Democrats voted against the package of bills that would have advanced Fast Track Authority for the TPP. And dozens of House Republicans oppose Fast Track because it takes power away from Congress and gives it to President Obama.
  • commented 2015-06-03 10:19:45 -0700
    Dear Representive,


    This letter is in regards to the vote on the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan “Fast Track 2015” legislation (S. 995/H.R. 1890).

    The bill is irresponsible and unfair. Fast track does not allow for the time to make intelligent and informed decisions that are required for ensuring that only fair trade policies are implemented. In addition to the time constraints imposed by Fast Track, it also does not allow Congress to amend the agreement or send it back to the executive branch with instructions for improvement, this not only prevents Congress from ensuring only fair trade policies are passed but also undermines the authority and power of the US Government and its law making abilities. Furthermore, according to AFL-CIO, “the bill fails to hold the executive branch accountable for achieving negotiating objectives, addressing

    the job-killing U.S. trade imbalance (which currently stands at $505 billion) or ensuring that trade deals do

    not continue the current race to the bottom in terms of pay and benefits, workers’ rights, environmental

    protections, access to affordable medicines, food safety rules or other vital protections for working families.”


    Under Fast Track authority Congress will be rushed, debate will be limited (if not completely prohibited), and warranted delaying or filibustering of a trade deal will be completely prohibited. Under Fast Track authority, those directly involved with negotiating or authoring any trade agreements that have the effect of making things worse will not be held responsible nor will they be required to come up with solutions for the problems their trade agreements have caused.

    How are we expected to advance a trade model that provides balanced, inclusive benefits that will progress America and benefit its citizens if trade negotiations are not subject to the stringent and unbiased standards of fair and intelligent law making.


    With that said, I demand you to vote against Fast Track if it comes up for a vote. The fast track mechanism would undermine our democracy and would represent a massive corporate power grab.


    Sincerely,

    Mike
  • commented 2015-05-28 07:49:16 -0700
    Dear Honorable Congressman,


    I would like to ask if your office recognizes Boy Scout Eagle Scout Awards?


    If possible, I would like to request a certificate or letter congratulating my son on the achievement of his Boy Scout Eagle Award. My son’s name is:


    Patrick Christopher Roche

    707 N. California Street

    Burbank, California 91505


    Troop 219 – Burbank, CA

    Verdugo Hills Council

    Iron Eyes Cody District

    Scoutmaster: Paul W. McKenna


    My son has a scheduled Board of Review today, 5/28/15 with a scheduled Court Of Honor for 7/15/15. It would mean a lot to this fine young man if you could take the time and send him a congratulations letter or certificate.


    Patrick’s Eagle Scout service project was collecting Hygiene products for The Burbank Temporary Aid Center. Barbara Howell, the director, was very grateful and appreciative of his project. Over 3000 Hygiene items were collected for the benefit of the homeless and less fortunate in the city of Burbank. We are very proud of his compassionate choice of projects in which he organized, led his troop and collected and donated more than 3,200 items for the disadvantaged, homeless and needy youth in his community.


    If there is any cost associated with this, I will be happy to reimburse your office and send payment to you. If this is not possible, I understand.


    Thank you for your assistance and service to our great country.


    Kind Regards,


    Chris Roche

    707 N. California Street

    Burbank, CA 91505


    chris.roche@charter.net

    (818) 813-3478

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