Congresswoman Julia Brownley

Representing the 26th District of California

Jobs and the Economy

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Mar 29, 2016 Press Release

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.

Feb 9, 2016 In The News

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."

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

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.

Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

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.

Sep 21, 2015 Press Release

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).

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) issued the following statement about the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation (H.R. 1314):

Jun 5, 2015 Press Release

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.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

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.

Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the Innovation, Research, and Manufacturing Act, which would expand and make permanent the research and development tax credit.

“It is critical that Ventura County remains on the cutting-edge of innovation, and my bill will help business, both big and small, by allowing them to take advantage of R&D tax credits and make investments in new technologies,” said Brownley.

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that she has secured a seat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I). 

“As a California central coast community, Ventura County has unique transportation needs that not only impact our quality of life, but are vital to the region’s economic vitality. That’s why I fought so hard to be able to bring this unique perspective to the highly sought after Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,” said Congresswoman Brownley.