• 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
  • Port Hueneme post office dedicated to fallen Seabees

    By Staff Appeared Originally in The Ventura County Star A postal facility in Port Hueneme has been dedicated to fallen Seabees in honor of the Naval Construction Battalion, which marked its 75th anniversary this year. The postal facility at 560 E. Pleasant Valley Road is now the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes Post […]

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  • Vietnam vet awarded Purple Heart 48 years after coming home

    By Cheri Carlson Originally Appeared in Ventura County Star David Stull stood in the front of a packed hall, a Purple Heart medal awarded nearly five decades after he came home from war pinned on his jacket lapel. Dozens of people were on their feet, clapping, cheering and whistling. When the room quieted down, Stull, 76, […]

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  • CLU lands pair of grants totaling $3M

    By Staff Originally Appeared in Ventura County Star The U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants to California Lutheran University totaling an estimated $3 million over five years through the Upward Bound Program, a federal TRIO program. Upward Bound is a federal grant program that supports projects designed to provide students with the skills […]

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  • May 2017
  • Strong support for animals

    By Kayla Capper Originally Appeared in the Ventura County Star Concern for animals is driving Congress to act on a number of fronts to protect them. Fortunately, the 26th Congressional District has Rep. Julia Brownley as a consistently supportive vote for animals. She recently signed on as a co-sponsor of the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture […]

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  • Housing conference calls for new supply, development

    By Joshua Molina Originally Appeared in The Pacific Coast Business Times Some of the region’s most prominent housing experts converged in downtown Santa Barbara on May 19 for an all-day conference hosted by the Coastal Housing Coalition. In the morning’s keynote speech, Matthew Fienup, executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California […]

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  • New Oxnard transit facility breaks ground

    By Chris O’Neil Originally Appeared in Ventura County Reporter On Wednesday, May 10, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined the Gold Coast Transit Department staff in a groundbreaking ceremony for what will become the district’s new eco-friendly operations and maintenance facility. The 15-acre site will play host to the new facility that will be capable […]

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  • A vote for civil political discourse

    By Editorial Board Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star You could call this year’s mail and phone bombardment of elected officials the “American Idolization” of politics. Or just the opposite, considering the vitriol of much of the correspondence. The average “American Idol” voter in 2008 cast 38 text-message votes, according to Nielsen Mobile. The […]

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  • Editorial: A vote for civil political discourse

    The Ventura County Star story here.  You could call this year’s mail and phone bombardment of elected officials the “American Idolization” of politics. Or just the opposite, considering the vitriol of much of the correspondence. The average “American Idol” voter in 2008 cast 38 text-message votes, according to Nielsen Mobile. The final performance show in […]

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  • Hank Lacayo’s legacy of public service

    By Editorial Board Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star When Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Ventura County in August, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, said, “When I think of Ventura County, I think of Hank Lacayo, and when I think of our country, I think […]

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