Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced the inclusion of 13 community projects totaling more than $10.3 million that she secured in the Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. This legislation will ensure the federal government remains open, and it also includes targeted investments that address the climate crisis, strengthen critical infrastructure, provide essential resources to our local law enforcement agencies, and create good-paying jobs. 

“Today, House Democrats fought hard to pass long-overdue bipartisan government spending bills that continue to invest in America,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “The investments delivered today will provide critical funding for important community projects throughout Ventura County and the Conejo Valley.    

“From a state-of-the-art telecommunications network for local law enforcement to municipal water and sewer pipeline replacements to building a new public library to implementing a bikeway connector to improvements to our transportation system, these community projects will not only meet the unique needs of our region but they will also bolster our local economic growth and create good-paying jobs. 

“I am proud of the work that has been done so far to move this diverse slate of community projects forward. As these bills continue through the appropriations process and closer to the President’s desk, I look forward to the swift delivery of these resources to communities throughout Ventura County and the Conejo Valley and their immediate impact on our region as a whole.”

The FY2024 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies funding bill includes: 

  • $963,000 for the Ventura County Regional Public Safety Radio Project
  • $963,000 for the City of San Buenaventura (Ventura) Public Safety Communications System Upgrade Project 
  • $67,000 for the City of Simi Valley 911 Live Implementation Project 

The FY2024 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies funding bill includes:

  • $500,000 for the Santa Clara River Levee System (SCR-1) Rehabilitation in Santa Paula

The FY2024 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill includes:

  • $959,752 for the City of Oxnard for Water Pipeline Replacement Project 
  • $959,752 for the City of Santa Paula for Mesa Tanks Replacement Project 
  • $959,752 for the City of Thousand Oaks for Stormwater Capture and Diversion Project

The FY2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies funding bill includes: 

  • $1,616,279 for the City of Agoura Hills Bikeway Master Plan Implementation 
  • $850,000 for the City of Camarillo Bridge Replacement at Las Posas Road and Ventura Blvd.
  • $850,000 for the Port of Hueneme Zero Emission Street Sweeper
  • $850,000 for the City of Moorpark Library
  • $500,000 for the City of Oxnard Santa Clara River Levee 3 Project
  • $268,283 for the City of Simi Valley Barnard Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project 

This spending bill funds these government agencies at levels consistent with the bipartisan budget agreement and reaffirmed in the topline agreement struck by Leader Schumer and Speaker Johnson in January of this year.

In addition to the community projects, this funding bill helps working families by: 

  • Helping with the high cost of living, creating and sustaining tens of thousands of good paying jobs, fighting inflation, and providing full funding for key lifelines such as food assistance and more affordable housing and homeownership.
  • Protecting women’s rights by blocking attempts to limit women’s access to reproductive health care, including abortion, and by increasing funding for gender-based violence prevention and prosecution programs.
  • Confronting the climate crisis, fighting climate change, and ensuring America’s energy independence with robust, transformative investments in deploying clean energy technologies in communities across the country, and providing funding for cutting-edge scientific and climate-related research.
  • Honoring our commitments to our veterans by ensuring they receive the care and benefits that they have earned and investing in veterans’ health care, including targeted investments that advance women’s health, mental health, and homelessness assistance. 

The text of the funding package is available here. A full summary of the appropriations provisions in the bill is available here

Individual subcommittee summaries are below:

The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a strong bipartisan vote of 339-85. The legislation is expected to be considered by the U.S. Senate later this week.

The remaining six appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024 are expected to be released in the coming days and be voted on ahead of the March 22, 2024 deadline for funding those agencies.


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