Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding House passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 6157):

“As the proud representative of Naval Base Ventura County and the more than 19,000 personnel who work hard there every day to protect our nation, I am pleased that the House passed next year’s defense funding bill today. This legislation provides funding for a well-earned pay increase for military personnel and supports new and existing commands at the base, which is good for our local economy and our national security. In addition, the legislation prevents the Department of Defense from conducting a new or additional round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), something I have consistently fought against. In Congress, I will continue to fight to protect and support Naval Base Ventura County and ensure our Armed Forces have the resources they need.”

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