Costa ready to agree to a bipartisan budget package after ‘totally unnecessary’ shutdown

Congressman Jim Costa gives a statement about the historic 35-day government shutdown that he believes could have been avoided if President Trump agreed to the budget passed through the Senate and House in December.
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Congressman Jim Costa gives a statement about the historic 35-day government shutdown that he believes could have been avoided if President Trump agreed to the budget passed through the Senate and House in December.

Rory Appleton is a fourth-generation Fresnan who covers politics for his hometown newspaper. A Fresno State graduate, he has won six first-place California News Publishers Association awards and a McClatchy President’s Award for his reporting and column writing over the last two years.