• November 2017
  • House passes bill taking VA telehealth across state lines

    By Nikki Wentling The Stars and Stripes story here.  WASHINGTON – Cameras attached to the monitor of psychologist Harrison Weinstein’s computer projects his image to patients far from his office on the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Salt Lake City. Weinstein, who’s part of a post-traumatic stress disorder team in Salt Lake City, as […]

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  • House Passes Bill Taking VA Telehealth Across State Lines

    By Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes story here. WASHINGTON – Cameras attached to the monitor of psychologist Harrison Weinstein’s computer projects his image to patients far from his office on the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Salt Lake City. Weinstein, who’s part of a post-traumatic stress disorder team in Salt Lake City, as well […]

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  • Bill By South Coast Congresswoman To Improve Telemedicine For Veterans Passed By House

    By Lance Orozco, KCLU story here. The House of Representatives passed a bill co-authored by a Ventura County congresswoman intended to improve healthcare for veterans. HR 2123 would give Veterans Administration credentialed health care professionals the ability to practice telemedicine across state boarders, without having to get a new license in that state. The idea […]

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  • October 2017
  • Ventura County Congresswoman Authors Bill To Help Undocumented Residents Who Are Crime Victims

    By Lance Orozco  The KCLU story here. A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to protect more victims of serious crimes from deportation. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village authored the “Protect Victims of Crime Act.” Brownley says without protection, undocumented residents are afraid to report things like domestic violence over fear […]

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  • Ventura County Congresswoman Authors Bill To Help Undocumented Residents Who Are Crime Victims

    By Lance Orozco KCLU story here. A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to protect more victims of serious crimes from deportation. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village authored the “Protect Victims of Crime Act.” Brownley says without protection, undocumented residents are afraid to report things like domestic violence over fear they […]

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  • Ojai Valley couple honored as ‘Angels in Adoption’

    By Alexa D’Angelo The Ventura County Star story here.  When Cathi Nye found out a little boy with cerebral palsy in her special education class would have to leave because he was being shuffled to a different group home, she knew she had to do something. She went home and talked to her husband, Jim Nye, […]

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  • Ventura County Students Learn How To Code To Create Their Own Apps

    By Debra Greene The KCLU story here.  Ventura County students interested in computer science took part in a workshop over the weekend to learn how to code to create their own apps. The event called “Hack-A-Thon” was hosted by Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office and was held on Saturday at Pacifica High School in Oxnard. Ten-year-old […]

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  • America the Bilingual

    By Steve Leveen The Medium story here.  Episode 15: Sealed con un Beso He was rich, persuasive — and wrong. But Ron Unz succeeded in leading our most populous state down a dark path in the history of language education. Fortunately, his very success planted the seeds of change that are yielding a harvest of good in the nation […]

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  • Camarillo, Simi Valley, T.O. awarded $1.3 million in federal HUD grants

    By Mike Harris  The Ventura County Star story here.  Camarillo, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks have been awarded more than $1.3 million in community development grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The cities say they will use the money to fund social service programs that benefit seniors, the homeless, special needs residents, […]

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  • September 2017
  • Brownley Announces $3.7 Million Grant for Camarillo Airport to Expand Aircraft Parking

    The Ventura County News Channel story here.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has announced more than $3.7 million in federal grant funding for the Camarillo Airport to expand aircraft parking, which will better enable it to support Ventura County’s robust local economy. “The Camarillo Airport plays an essential role in our region’s […]

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  • Brownley Announces $3.7 Million Grant for Camarillo Airport to Expand Aircraft Parking

    Ventura County News Channel story here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has announced more than $3.7 million in federal grant funding for the Camarillo Airport to expand aircraft parking, which will better enable it to support Ventura County’s robust local economy. “The Camarillo Airport plays an essential role in our region’s economy […]

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  • House looks to increase funding for veteran treatment courts

    By Nikki Wentling  The Stars and Stripes story here.  WASHINGTON – A measure to increase funding for veteran treatment courts by $3 million was added to a House spending bill Tuesday, signaling early support in Congress for diversion, rather than incarceration, for veterans struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders. The House approved an […]

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  • Brownley amendment to protect U.S. lemons from imports squeezed out in rules committee

    By Bartholomew D. Sullivan The Ventura County Star story here. WASHINGTON – Efforts to protect domestic lemons — Ventura County’s second most valuable crop after strawberries — failed this week when the House Rules Committee decided an amendment preventing Argentine lemon imports did not belong in a massive spending bill. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, has […]

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  • California members of Congress react to rescinding DACA

    By Bartholomew D. Sullivan The Ventura County Star story here.  WASHINGTON — Several members of California’s congressional delegation slammed the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Tuesday as they returned to Washington after a monthlong recess. With nearly 223,000 recipients of DACA protections, Californians constitute one in four of its beneficiaries. […]

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  • August 2017
  • Congressional rep focuses on women’s issues

    By Hector Gonzalez The Moorpark Acorn story here. Despite political gridlock in Washington, D.C., Ventura County’s representative in Congress said she’s recently sensed a “slight shift” toward bipartisanship that could lead to progress on improving healthcare and tackling other big issues. Although she predicted the political climate in the capital could grow more chaotic before […]

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  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley visits preschool for children of farmworkers

    By Christian Martinez The Ventura County Star story here.  Tucked into a quiet and primarily residential neighborhood of Oxnard lies Encanto Center, a Head Start preschool that exclusively serves the children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The Encanto site is one of several programs supported by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Inc., a nonprofit with a focus […]

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  • Brownley tours three local businesses

    The Ventura County Star story here. U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, recently toured three Ventura County businesses to see firsthand the critical role local companies play in the region’s economy. She met with business leaders and employees and discussed the importance of creating good-paying jobs and ensuring workers have the skills they need to […]

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  • June 2017