Thousand Oaks, CA – In nearly two years since Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) took office, Brownley and her staff have successfully delivered more than $4.6 million in retroactive and estimated monthly federal benefits to constituents throughout Ventura County. Additionally, she helped secure more than $10 million in federal grants for local projects.

“When I was elected to Congress, I was determined to provide the best constituent services possible,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “As I prepare to begin my second term in office, I will continue to strive to be Ventura County’s voice in Washington.”

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 119,000 inquiries from constituents.
  • Of those 119,000-plus inquiries, over 2,100 required Brownley to open cases and cut through bureaucratic red tape while advocating for constituents.
  • Recovered nearly $2 million in retroactive VA benefits, plus more than $1.8 in estimated monthly VA benefits.
  • Recovered over $300,000 in overdue Social Security benefits to Ventura County residents.
  • Helped secure more than $10 million in federal grants, including $4.3 million for expanding local transit service; $1.8 million for security and infrastructure for the Port of Hueneme; $600,000 for maintenance and improvements for the Camarillo and Oxnard airports; $500,000 for carrier service incentives for Oxnard airport; $120,000 for Reins of HOPE in Ojai to expand access to complementary and alternative therapy for veterans; 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 with a federal agency, please don’t hesitate to contact my district offices,” Brownley said. “It is my honor to serve you as your advocate in Congress.”

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