Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today on passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the conference agreement for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018:

“It is an honor to represent Naval Base Ventura County and its more than 19,000 active duty and civilian personnel, all of whom have bravely dedicated themselves to safeguarding our nation’s security. The legislation passed today will help ensure the continued operation of our base and other military installations around the globe, as well as provide a well-earned pay raise for active duty military personnel.

“Today’s bill also continues support for programs that are critical for Naval Base Ventura County’s role in our country’s long-term national security, including the MQ-4C Triton and the E-2D Hawkeye. The first Triton was delivered to Point Mugu last week, the west coast home for this next-generation unmanned aircraft.

“I am pleased to see this bill pass today and will continue to fight to protect Naval Base Ventura County and ensure our entire Armed Forces have the resources they need.”

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