Trump’s latest attack on the LGBTQ community.


NBC: ‘Religious freedom’ rule could cause ‘significant damage’ to LGBTQ health care — advocates say.

Can you sign our petition calling for an end to Trump’s discriminatory attacks on LGBTQ health care?

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The Trump Administration just issued a discriminatory rule that allows health care workers to refuse treatment to patients on religious grounds — opening the door for doctors to deny health care to members of the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ Americans — particularly transgender people — already face disproportionate discrimination when it comes to health care. Health experts warn this measure will have a compounding, negative impact on health care access for the LGBTQ community. We need to fight back right away:

Can you sign our urgent petition to protect LGBTQ health care? Add your name to tell Congress to end Trump’s discriminatory attacks.


Big announcement → How the DNC and our presidential candidates are working together in bold, new ways

Never before has it been so important we suport our candidates while building the infrastructure our eventual nominee will need to win. Here’s how we’re doing that:

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I wanted to share an update on how the DNC is working with our presidential candidates in brand new, innovative ways as a part of our commitment to running a fair and transparent primary.

In the coming weeks, you’ll start hearing from Democratic presidential candidates directly through emails like this one — but that’s far from all we’re doing to make sure Democrats win in 2020. Read below for more information, and stay tuned.




With a historic number of Democratic presidential candidates competing for the nomination and a deeply troubling Republican presidency threatening our democracy, Democratic unity has never been more important. That’s why we committed to creating a fair, transparent, and even-handed presidential primary process at the DNC early on.

Our large field of candidates is a good thing for our party. They’re talented, they’re diverse, and they present an opportunity to mobilize grassroots voters across the country like never before. And never before has it been so important for the party to support our candidates while we build the infrastructure that our eventual nominee will need to win in 2020.

Thanks to the incredible support of voters, activists, and organizers around the country, this work is well under way at the DNC. No matter who our nominee is, he or she will be in a much stronger position because of it.


What I’ve Been Working On For You

News from Representative Costa

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Dear Friend,

After a busy week in Washington, I traveled back to California to spend the weekend in the district and visit the State Capitol in Sacramento to discuss important issues like water, healthcare, and infrastructure. Now, back in DC, we will tackle key legislation on healthcare that will affect people in CA-16 and across our state. Here are some of the highlights for the week of May 6th: 

Meeting with Governor Gavin Newsom


On Monday, I met with Governor Newsom about a range of issues facing our state. From strengthening the resiliency of our Valley’s water supply to keeping High Speed Rail on track, I made it clear to the Governor that the issues facing the San Joaquin Valley have important implications for the rest of California. 

We had a productive meeting, and his most recent Executive Order confirms his commitment to tackling our state’s water crisis. I look forward to working with him and other state and federal legislators to find solutions. 


Protecting Preexisting Conditions

This week, the House passed H.R. 986 – the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019 . I voted in support of this legislation, which would restore protections for people with preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has benefited thousands of people in our district, reducing the number of uninsured from 25% down to 10%. The provision protecting people with preexisting conditions has had a significant impact on the health of Americans and I’m pleased Congress acted to preserve it today. 

Read my statement on Facebook and watch my floor speech below:


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Republicans are infringing on a woman’s right to choose in these states → Add your name to fight back

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I’m disgusted. Republican Governor Brian Kemp has moved from suppressing voters to suppressing women, Michael. Kemp just signed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country into law in Georgia. This is a watershed moment for women’s rights across the country — and we need your help.

In four states, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and now Georgia, Republicans are trying to make it illegal for a woman to get an abortion after as little as six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant. This law is the latest in a flood of anti-woman bills coming from Republican-controlled legislatures as a part of a scheme to overturn Roe v. Wade — and we must fight back.

Women’s reproductive rights are first and foremost a health care issue. A patient’s health should drive important medical decisions, not a politician’s beliefs — and those decisions should be made among women, their families, and their doctors. A central tenet of our Democratic party is to keep abortion safe and legal in this country.

Demand that a woman’s right to choose continues to be safe, legal, and constitutionally protected nationwide: Add your name today.