Congresswoman Julia Brownley

Representing the 26th District of California

Committees and Caucuses

As her first committee assignment, Brownley requested to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she works closely with Ventura County’s veterans community and Naval Base Ventura County, making sure we provide the services and care our servicemembers, veterans, and their families have earned and deserve. Brownley was elected as Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, and she also serves on the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. As Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee, Brownley focuses on improving veterans’ access to mental and physical health care, improving services for female veterans, and helping servicemembers transition from the military to the VA health care system. During her first term, her Motion to Instruct Conferees on the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 was widely credited for getting the stalled conference committee back on track. Locally, Brownley spearheaded the expansion of the VA’s Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, increased staffing at the clinic, and held a field hearing at CSU Channel Islands to bring attention to the need to expand VA services in Ventura County, including complementary and alternative medicine.

Brownley also sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where she serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Since coming to Congress, Brownley has been a steadfast champion of the Port of Hueneme; secured the funds necessary to dredge the Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor, and to replenish the sand at Hueneme Beach; passed two amendments to the Water Resources and Development Act to improve harbor maintenance activities, kept the towers open at the Camarillo and Oxnard airports; and spearheaded legislation to transfer land from the former Oxnard Air Force Base back to Ventura County to encourage business development around Camarillo Airport.

Congresswoman Brownley is a member of the following caucuses:

  • Congressional Dyslexia Caucus – Co-Chair
  • E-2D Hawkeye Caucus – Co-Chair
  • America’s Caucus (campaign finance and election procedures)
  • Baltic Caucus
  • Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force
  • Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
  • Congressional Armenian Caucus
  • Congressional Autism Caucus
  • Congressional Baby Caucus
  • Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
  • Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
  • Congressional Citrus Caucus
  • Congressional Community Health Centers Caucus
  • Congressional Diabetes Caucus
  • Congressional General Aviation Caucus
  • Congressional Hi-tech Caucus
  • Congressional Invasive Species Caucus
  • Congressional Lupus Caucus
  • Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
  • Congressional National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
  • Congressional Neuroscience Caucus
  • Congressional Nursing Caucus
  • Congressional Organic Caucus
  • Congressional Parkinson’s Caucus
  • Congressional Ports Caucus
  • Congressional Range & Test Center Caucus
  • Congressional Rare Disease Caucus
  • Congressional STEM Education Caucus
  • Congressional Stroke and Heart Health Coalition
  • Congressional Tourette’s Syndrome Caucus
  • Congressional TRIO Caucus
  • Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus
  • Down Syndrome Caucus
  • House Impact Aid Coalition
  • House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus
  • House Pro-Choice Caucus
  • House Science and National Laboratories Caucus
  • House Specialty Crops Caucus
  • India and Indian-Americans Caucus
  • Military Veterans Caucus
  • No Labels/Problem Solvers Caucus
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • Safe Climate Caucus
  • Small Business Caucus
  • Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
  • USO Caucus
  • Work for Warriors Caucus