Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) was named to the House-Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020. Conferees are responsible for resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed versions of the defense authorization legislation before it is brought back to the chambers for a final vote. Brownley was appointed by Speaker Pelosi because of her steady and consistent leadership on national defense and veterans’ issues.
“As the proud representative of Naval Base Ventura County and Ventura County’s U.S. Coast Guard stations, one of my top priorities in Congress is to ensure that we continue to advance our nation’s security interests and provide all members of our Armed Forces with the equipment and support they need to do their jobs effectively and safely. Equally important is caring for our servicemembers when they come home and transition to civilian life. I want to thank my colleagues for once again entrusting me with this leadership role on one of the most important bills Congress will vote on this year. I look forward to working on a bipartisan basis with our Senate counterparts to ensure a strong conference agreement that reflects our shared priorities.”