Jobs and the Economy
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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Innovation, Research, and Manufacturing Act, which would expand and make permanent the research and development tax credit.
“Investments in research and development spur job creation, and the R&D tax credit helps businesses both large and small invest in new technology to keep Ventura County at the forefront of innovation,” said Congresswoman Brownley, who is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) joined House Freshmen lawmakers and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer for a press conference to urge Speaker Boehner to act without delay on immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) offered a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 992, the so-called Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted two amendments offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA, H.R. 3080). Both amendments are designed to specifically support Ventura County’s ports and harbors. In order to highlight the importance of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to maintaining our local ports and harbors, Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 2775 to open the federal government and avoid default.
“Tonight, a bipartisan agreement was reached to end a sixteen-day Tea Party-sponsored government shutdown and to avoid default on our nation’s debt. While the last three weeks have put a spotlight on the unfortunate dysfunction in Congress, I remain hopeful and optimistic that we can move beyond this episode and work together in a bipartisan manner to move our country forward.
Here we are. Day 13 of a completely avoidable federal government shutdown, forced upon us by House Speaker John Boehner and the tea party members of his caucus.
Instead of working together with Democrats and moderate Republicans to find a bipartisan funding solution, he aligned himself with the tea party and chose the irresponsible and reckless path of a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) expressed her relief that the Farm Bill will move to conference, an important next step in passing a final Farm Bill that supports farmers and growers in Ventura County and keeps food prices affordable for families.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced her support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (H.R. 15), introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As Ventura County’s representative in Congress, I view everything I do through the lens of how it will create jobs and grow our economy. From our ports, to our large and small businesses, to our naval base, to our agricultural community, I strive to advance federal policy that will support our diverse job creators.
However, it is with great disappointment that I find myself repeatedly bumping up against a dysfunctional Congress constantly giving in to the stubbornness of a small minority hijacking common-sense legislation designed to move our country forward.
As part of her “Congress at Your Company” visits with employers across Ventura County to discuss jobs and the local economy, Brownley visted and toured Alcoa Fastening Systems in Newbury Park. At Aloca Fastening Systems Brownley toured the facility, met with workers, and learned more about the company’s manufacturing of fasteners for commercial transportation/aerospace industries.