Oxnard, CA – Since being elected to Congress, Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has been fighting for Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). As part of her ongoing efforts, Brownley has contacted the House Armed Services Committee to reiterate priorities for the upcoming conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015.
“Naval Base Ventura County is critical to our national security and is a critical economic engine in our community,” said Brownley. “As Congress works on the defense authorization and appropriations legislation, I will continue to fight for resources for the existing commands at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, and will continue to work hard to bring new commands to the base, like the Triton, Fire Scout, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. I will also work with my colleagues on the Defense Communities Caucus to oppose any new round of a BRAC.”
“Since coming to Congress, Julia has been a staunch advocate for Naval Base Ventura County. As Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I appreciate her partnership and commitment to ensuring our Armed Forces are fully prepared to meet the national defense challenges facing our nation, as well as Julia’s steadfast commitment to our servicemembers, veterans, and their families,” said Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.).
Brownley’s letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon and Ranking Member Adam Smith is linked here. Earlier this year, Brownley submitted testimony to the House Armed Services Committee regarding Naval Base Ventura County and her priorities for NDAA for 2015.