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By Congresswoman Julia Brownley
The election may have passed, but I join millions of Americans across the country who stand firm in the resolve that our nation will be one that works for everyone — a stronger, inclusive America built around uplifting and empowering all of its citizens.
Like many Americans, I was appalled by much of the hurtful and divisive rhetoric used by Donald Trump during his campaign. His demeaning of women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and even a Gold Star family was reprehensible.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement regarding the Maloney Amendment to the FY17 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974):
“What happened today in the House is a disgrace! 35 Republicans voted with Democrats to support the rights of the LGBT community. Then, from the dark corners of the room Speaker Ryan cajoled and harassed them until several secretly switched their votes to oppose equal rights. These actions bring shame on the institution and on our democracy.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) hosted an event with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah E.Feinberg to announce a $1.5 million grant for the Rice Avenue rail safety project. They were joined by other local officials to discuss this grant to the state of California to fund the design of a bridge to carry vehicular traffic on Rice Avenue over railroad tracks.
WASHINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend an additional $2.5 million for dredging built-up sand at Ventura Harbor, Rep. Julia Brownley announced Tuesday.
The Westlake Village Democrat has been working with stakeholders to coordinate the response to an unusual buildup of sand that raised safety concerns and led to the closure of the harbor entrance to all but the most essential boats.
"The timing of the money is perfect," Harbor Director Oscar Pena said Tuesday. "The last 30 days, everybody's been distressed."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bipartisan bill was approved in a vote of 316 to 113.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted to support passage of the tax extenders package. The bipartisan legislation was approved in a vote of 318 to 109.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has spearheaded a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to fund the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) issued the following statement about the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation (H.R. 1314):
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB-VC) is one of 20 workforce development boards in the nation to receive a grant from the Department of Labor (DOL) “Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release,” or LEAP initiative.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the VOW to Hire Heroes Extension Act, which would expand and extend the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for companies that hire veterans through December 31, 2018 and allow qualified tax-exempt organizations to make a credit available against payroll taxes for hiring a veteran.