Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement for Independence Day:

“On the Fourth of July, people around our country celebrate the birth of our great nation. Since the penning of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, our government of, by, and for the people has undergone many trials and tribulations. From the recent tragedy in Charleston to the Supreme Court declaring marriage equality the law of the land, it has been shown that our nation is strongest when we remain committed to liberty, equality, and justice.

“We especially take this moment to honor the brave men and women in uniform who fought for the freedoms that Americans hold dear and often take for granted. As the proud Representative of Naval Base Ventura County and roughly 40,000 veterans, I join in thanking them for their selfless sacrifices.

“It is in this spirit that I wish California’s 26th Congressional District a happy, safe, and healthy Independence Day!”

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