• March 2017
  • How would Obamacare repeal affect seniors?

    By Tom Kiskin Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Prescription costs for people on Medicare, government-paid nursing home stays, in-home care and the cost of flu shots could be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, advocates and other experts said at a senior forum Friday. “I think they have […]

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  • DREAMers invited to Trump speech as guests of Democratic lawmakers

    By Bartholomew D Sullivan Originally Appeared on USA Today WASHINGTON — In the audience facing President Trump on Tuesday night during his first speech to a joint session of Congress will be at least four DREAMers, undocumented immigrants whose futures he will be deciding soon. The four, all guests of Democratic members of Congress, were brought to […]

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  • February 2017
  • DREAMers invited to Trump speech as guests of Democratic lawmakers

    By Bartholomew D Sullivan The USA Today story here. WASHINGTON — In the audience facing President Trump on Tuesday night during his first speech to a joint session of Congress will be at least four DREAMers, undocumented immigrants whose futures he will be deciding soon. The four, all guests of Democratic members of Congress, were brought to the U.S. illegally […]

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  • House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood

    By Alexandra Villarreal Originally Appeared on NBCDFW.com The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move’s impact on women’s health care. The House on Thursday scrapped a rule that barred state and local governments from withholding […]

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  • Julia Brownley hosts health care town hall in Camarillo

    By Tracy Lehr Originally Appeared on KEYT CAMARILLO, Calif. – Hundreds of people packed a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Julia Brownley on Tuesday night at the Camarillo Library. The hot topic was health care. Brownley invited a panel of health care professionals to talked about health care needs and the Affordable Care Act. […]

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  • Julia Brownley hosts health care town hall in Camarillo

    By Tracy Lehr  The KEYT story here. CAMARILLO, Calif. – Hundreds of people packed a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Julia Brownley on Tuesday night at the Camarillo Library. The hot topic was health care. Brownley invited a panel of health care professionals to talked about health care needs and the Affordable Care Act. Many […]

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  • Immigration orders stir deportation fears

    By Amanda Covarrubias and Tyler Hersko Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Broad new immigration policies announced Tuesday under the Trump administration are heightening fears among people living in Ventura County without documentation, advocates for immigrants said. The orders from the Department of Homeland Security also threaten to harm the agricultural industry, which is experiencing a […]

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  • Town hall brings drama, fears on health care

    By Tom Kiskin Appeared Originally On Ventura County Star More than 200 people filled every inch of a library conference room in Camarillo, standing in doorways and lined up four deep in the back. Some carried signs to a Tuesday night town hall meeting held by U.S Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village. “Patients Over Politics,” […]

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  • Rep. Brownley Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

    Chairman Dent, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about my priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs portfolio includes a number of important priorities for my district, and I’m pleased to […]

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  • Lawmakers attempt action on 24 VA facilities in limbo

    By Niki Wentling Appeared Originally on Stars And Stripes WASHINGTON – A handful of lawmakers is again making attempts to open 24 new Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the country, some of which have been held up by Congress for two years. The VA must receive congressional approval to lease medical facilities with annual […]

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  • Lawmakers attempt action on 24 VA facilities in limbo

    by Nikki Wentling  The Stars and Stripes story here. WASHINGTON – A handful of lawmakers is again making attempts to open 24 new Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the country, some of which have been held up by Congress for two years. The VA must receive congressional approval to lease medical facilities with annual […]

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  • Hundreds gather to support Muslims

    By Tom Kiskin Orginally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Hundreds of people gathered outside a Newbury Park mosque for a “Stand with Muslims” event Sunday. The event was triggered in part by an executive order by President Donald Trump for a travel ban that included temporarily blocking many people coming to the United States […]

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  • January 2017
  • Democrats urge Trump to exempt veterans, VA from 90-day federal hiring freeze

    By Nikki Wentling Appeared Originally in Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON – Dozens of Democrats urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to exempt the Department of Veterans Affairs from the temporary federal hiring freeze he imposed Monday, saying it had the potential to harm veterans seeking health care and those trying to access benefits. They also […]

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  • Locals share common ground, prepare for what’s to come

    By Michael Sullivan Appeared Originally in The Ventura County Reporter The Women’s March sent a strong message that millions of Americans do not agree with the direction or vision that President Donald Trump has for America, and we will not support a president who does not respect the rights, equality and dignity of so many. […]

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  • Channel Islands Harbor dredging gets underway

    By Anne Kallas Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Stary A hydraulic dredge moved into place Thursday to pump 1.5 million cubic yards of sand out of the Channel Islands Harbor sand trap so it can replenish local beaches. Lyn Krieger, director of the Ventura County Harbor Department, said that’s the amount of sand Congress was […]

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  • December 2016
  • Pay raise, National Guard bonus in defense bill

    By Bartholomew D Sullivan Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star WASHINGTON – California National Guard members asked to refund re-enlistment bonuses they signed up for in good faith are expected to be able to keep the money under provisions of a massive defense bill President Barack Obama is expected to sign this week. For […]

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  • October 2016
  • Lawmaker Rips DoD Takeback of Troop Bonuses as ‘Boneheaded’

    By Brendan McGarry and Amy Bushatz Originally Appeared on Millitary.com Days after a news organization reported the Defense Department is forcing National Guardsmen from California to pay back bonuses received in error, lawmakers and advocates are calling on officials to forgive their debt. Rep. Julia Brownley, a Democrat from the state, is among a growing […]

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