• June 2023
  • At least 100 members of last Congress were descendants of slaveholders, Reuters finds

    Through public documents and family records, a Reuters examination discovered at least 100 members of the last sitting Congress had direct family ancestors who were slaveholders. NBC News’ Harry Smith spoke with two representatives about their own family histories.

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  • More than 100 U.S. political elites have family links to slavery

    Representative Julia Brownley, a Democrat from California, spoke with a reporter via Zoom after Reuters emailed her a document about her ancestor Jesse Brownley.

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  • Lawmakers Call for National Crackdown on Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses

    The data collection would also cover when and where the violations are most likely to occur and information about the drivers who pass stopped buses, according to the text of the bill, introduced by Reps. Rudy Yakym, R-Ind., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif.

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  • Individual wears a transgender flag as a counter protest during a rally in favor of a ban on gender-affirming health care legislation, March 20, 2023, at the Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City, Mo.

    No Timeline for Trans Vet Surgeries, VA Says 2 Years After Announcing Coverage

    “I cannot emphasize this enough: This care will save veterans’ lives,” Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., said at a March news conference urging the VA to act faster to cover surgery for transgender veterans. “Time is of the essence.”

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  • See what LA County’s congressional delegation got done last term

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Thousand Oaks
    Bills introduced: 54 bills, 5 of which became law
    Resolutions introduced: 3
    Earmarks requested: $26.9 million in the 2021 omnibus spending bill
    Legislative effectiveness score: 3.35
    Among the bills signed into law were H.R. 912, which enhanced the mental health and suicide prevention services the Department of Veterans Affairs provides to minority veterans; H.R. 4794, which improved the mammography services provided by the VA; and H.R. 7698, which renamed the outpatient clinic at the Ventura office of the VA the “Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner Outpatient Clinic.”

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  • May 2023
  • Debt deal passage in the House comes as no surprise to local lawmakers

    26th District Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Ventura County) issued a statement just minutes after the vote. Brownley also described the compromise as “by no means perfect.”

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  • Transforming Higher Education: How Ventura County Community Colleges are Leading the Nation in Innovative Programs for Student Success

    This program annually employs over 150 students. It received $225,000 of federal funding through the support of Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office, which was encouraged by the City of Moorpark to support this initiative.

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  • Brownley Introduces Bill to Expand Public Access to House Proceedings

    Last Friday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced the introduction of a resolution to expand public access to House proceedings.

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  • Teen takes her disabilities cause to Capital Hill

    Isabella also met with Rep. Julia Brownley from California’s 26th District and shared with her hopes for a fulfilling life with the same rights as any other teen.

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  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley delivers $375,000 to the Port of Hueneme’s Environmental Initiative

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) visited the Port of Hueneme to deliver a check in the amount of $375,000 in support of the Port of Hueneme’s Reducing Emissions, Supporting Health (PHRESH) Plan that will assess and address emissions, air quality requirements, and goals, as well as look at future growth scenarios, emission control strategies, community involvement, strategy funding, implementation, and monitoring.

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  • The lasting legacy of a prominent civil rights activist in Ventura County

    Brownley introduced legislation to designate a US Post Office in Oxnard the John R Hatcher 3rd Post Office Building, and the bill was signed into law on December 27, 2022 by President Biden.

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  • April 2023
  • Legislation would incentivize sustainable aviation fuel

    “In order to face the existential threat to the future of our planet head-on, we need to be creative, be innovative, and act quickly to mitigate the devastating impacts of the climate crisis,” Brownley said.

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  • USS ‘Santa Barbara’ Comes to Life During Elaborate Ceremony

    On their way to line up on her deck, the sailors passed by the many guests in attendance, including Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse, former fighter pilot and prisoner of war Captain Charlie Plumb, Congressmember Julia Brownley, Santa Barbara city councilmembers, uniformed naval officers, and family members.

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  • March 2023
  • Transgender vets call for more protections from Congress, VA

    “Allowing VA to provide gender affirming surgery isn’t just the right thing to do. It will undeniably save lives,” said Rep. Julia Brownley, R-Calif., during Wednesday’s rally.

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  • CSUCI Receives $550,800 to Start New Cybersecurity Major

    Plans can get underway for CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) to offer a new bachelor of science in cybersecurity degree, thanks to a $550,800 check given to the university from U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley.

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  • February 2023
  • I got to be in the room where it happened

    “Would you like to attend the State of the Union Address?” This was the message waiting in my inbox from an ex-student who is interning for U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, who had invited me to be her guest at this historic event as 2022 Ventura County Teacher of the Year.

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  • Camarillo teacher in D.C. as State of Union guest. Here’s what she’s doing until then

    Ventura County’s teacher of the year will visit the U.S. Capitol Tuesday evening sporting a new blazer — colored Camarillo High blue — as a guest of Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, for the State of the Union.

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  • Tri-Counties legislators propose federal bill intended to help stop gun violence

    Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara, and Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village are among the co-sponsors of the legislation.

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