Thousand Oaks, CA – In the year since Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) took office, Brownley and her staff have successfully delivered $1.5 million in overdue federal benefits to her Ventura County constituents. Additionally, she helped secure more than $8 million in federal grants for local projects.

“When I first took office, I was determined to provide the most proactive, responsive, and customer-friendly constituent services possible,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased to report that my office has received and responded to over 60,000 inquiries from constituents, recovered more than $1.5 million in overdue federal benefits to constituents, and worked to secure more than $8 million dollars in federal grants. As I begin my second year in office, I will continue to strive to be the best advocate for the people of Ventura County.”

Below are highlights of Congresswoman Brownley’s constituent-centered approach to strengthening Ventura County’s economy and fighting for middle-class families:

  • Received and responded to over 60,000 inquiries from constituents.
  • Of those 60,000 inquiries, over 1,100 required Brownley to open cases and cut through bureaucratic red tape while advocating for constituents.
  • Recovered nearly $1.2 million in past-due veterans’ benefits since January 2013.
  • Recovered over $168,000 in Social Security past benefits to Ventura County residents.
  • Helped secure more than $8 million in federal grants, including $4.2 million for expanding local transit services, $500,000 for carrier incentives for Oxnard airport, and $2.4 million to keep a local fire station open and staffed.

“If you live in California’s 26th Congressional District and need my help, please don’t hesitate to contact my offices,” Brownley said. “It is my honor to serve you as your voice in Congress.”

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