Jobs and the Economy
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OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $600,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for much-needed infrastructure projects at the Camarillo and Oxnard airports.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village), announced that the Port of Hueneme will receive more than $400,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2014 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Ventura County will receive more than $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Interior through their 2014 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. This is an increase from the $1.3 million that Ventura County received in 2013 under this same program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) unveiled the American Manufacturing Jobs for Students Act (H.R. 4815), legislation intended to provide career education and counseling about local manufacturing jobs for middle and high school students.
“We need to provide the resources to help connect students with 21st century careers at businesses here in Ventura County,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “This bill is an important first step toward ensuring that students know more about job opportunities close to home.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded the House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference agreement (WRRDA, H.R. 3080).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) received the Small Business Council of America’s (SBCA’s) 2014 Congressional Rising Star Award in recognition of the strong leadership she has demonstrated in her first term in Congress and her efforts on behalf of small businesses, including her sponsorship of H.R. 3640, the Innovation, Research, and Manufacturing Act, which would expand and make permanent the research and development tax credit.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and her colleagues sent a letter to Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker in support of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) application for the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) designation, which would help boost innovation and job creation in the aerospace and defense industries in the region.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Navy’s Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron ONE would be relocating to Point Mugu, effective immediately.
“I'm pleased to announce the squadron's move to Pt. Mugu," said Brownley. "Naval Base Ventura County is critical to our local economy, and this move will further strengthen the base's vital role in supporting our national defense and operational readiness."
Last week, I was pleased to announce nearly $12 million in federal funds for the dredging of the Channel Islands Harbor and $10.5 million for the Ventura Harbor dredging project. It’s a big win for Ventura County, our harbors, Hueneme Beach and Ventura County’s economy.
Since the day I was sworn in, to hours before the budget numbers were finalized, I have worked nonstop on this issue.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) introduced the Help Hire Our Heroes Act, a bill that would extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for six months. This extension of the VRAP authorization and additional funding would allow veterans to participate and would pay veterans VRAP benefits through September 30, 2014.