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Chairman Dent, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about my priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that the Coast Guard has decided to make their current operating base at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) permanent. The Coast Guard move to NBVC is due to the previously announced closure of the Air Station Los Angeles facility at Los Angeles International Airport. (Please see the attached letter from the Coast Guard).
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) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bipartisan bill was approved in a vote of 316 to 113.
Re: The Star's Nov. 22 editorial, "Don't let fear erode America's historic values":
The editorial suggested I was dismissive of a vote I took to certify the screening of Syrian refugees hoping to settle in the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on her vote on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act:
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).
Iran has long worked to develop a nuclear weapon, and the international community has long struggled with the best way to stop them. There have been sanctions, negotiations and considerations of military strikes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on her votes for the short-term funding bills for the Department of Homeland Security:
"It is absolutely irresponsible to threaten a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. While I believe Speaker Boehner must allow the House to vote on the bipartisan, Senate-passed, full-year bill, I voted for the short-term bills because I could not in good conscience stand by while House Republicans play a dangerous political game with our national security."
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement for the holidays:
“As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, let us thank the brave men and women in uniform for their valor and service. Our servicemembers are crucial to our community and are part of what makes Ventura County such a great place to live and work.