• April 2016
  • Buena teacher receives Bronze Star for his wartime heroism 10 years ago

    With hundreds of students looking on, Buena High School social studies teacher Emmet S. Cullen received a Bronze Star with Valor on Thursday for his heroic actions 10 years ago during the Iraq War, when he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley came to the short midday ceremony in the […]

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  • March 2016
  • Shunned decades ago, Vietnam vets are honored and thanked

    At the front of a room filled with Vietnam veterans, a blue banner offered this message Tuesday: “A grateful nation thanks and honors you.” Bill Rowley, wearing his Army 1st Calvary Division cap, remembered people glaring at him as he walked through a San Francisco airport on his way back from the Vietnam War in 1970. […]

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  • Female armed forces veterans bound by service, sacrifice

      FINDING COMMON GROUND—Shawn Terris of Ventura, left, a veteran and former motor transport officer in the Marine Corps, expresses her concerns about sexual assaults in the military at U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley’s roundtable discussion March 10 at the Camarillo Library. Below, Connie Hanson, who is retired from the U.S. Air National Guard, discusses the […]

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  • Women veterans talk about assault, bias and identity crisis

    JUAN CARLO/THE STAR Shawn Terris of Ventura speaks to U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley in a roundtable event for women veterans in Camarillo. Terris served in the Marine Corps. Posted: March 10, 2016    JUAN CARLO/THE STAR U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley walks into a roundtable event for women veterans at the Camarillo Public Library. JUAN CARLO/THE STAR […]

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  • February 2016
  • Brownley’s legislation raises awareness of suicides among women veterans

    Rep. Julia Brownley has won unanimous House approval of her first solo piece of legislation. It will come as no surprise to those who have followed her career in Washington that it is focused on veterans. The Westlake Village Democrat introduced a House resolution about the growing problem of women veterans' suicides. It was passed […]

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  • House passes bill focused on mental health of female veterans

    Under a House bill passed Tuesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs would have to look closely at whether its mental health and suicide prevention programs meet the needs of the growing number of female veterans. A study released over the summer found that women who have served in the military commit suicide at nearly six times the […]

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  • Alarming Suicide Trend Among Women Vets Targeted By Rep. Brownley Bill

    The U.S. House passed the measure, authored by Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., by voice vote. Female veterans are six times more likely to commit suicide than non-veteran females. The Ventura County Star: Brownley Bill Aims To Reduce Suicides Among Female Military Veterans Seeking to implement the most effective methods of preventing suicide by female military […]

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  • Study of female veterans suicide would be required, under new legislation

    The Veterans Affairs Department needs to better understand the problem of suicide among female veterans and determine how best to treat at-risk women, according to a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Female Veterans Suicide Prevention bill, HR 2915, would require VA to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that […]

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  • Ventura Harbor gets extra $2.5 million to dredge massive sand buildup

    WASHINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend an additional $2.5 million for dredging built-up sand at Ventura Harbor, Rep. Julia Brownley announced Tuesday. The Westlake Village Democrat has been working with stakeholders to coordinate the response to an unusual buildup of sand that raised safety concerns and led to the closure […]

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  • Brownley bill aims to reduce suicides among female military veterans

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to implement the most effective methods of preventing suicide by female military veterans, the House passed a bill authored by Rep. Julia Brownley by voice vote Tuesday. Women veterans are six times as likely to commit suicide as non-veteran women, according to studies conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The National […]

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  • July 2015
  • A laser focus on providing care to our veterans

    Ventura County Star Since being elected to Congress, and serving as the ranking member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, my top priority has been ensuring that Ventura County’s veterans receive quality care in a timely manner. When I first came to Congress, the Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) was understaffed and […]

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  • May 2015
  • Returning the Levers of Democracy to the People

    Let’s face it, our democracy is in danger. Between districts across the country being drawn by legislators with the sole purpose of preserving their jobs, the push to further restrict the ability of average citizens to even be able to vote, and the Supreme Court’s recent moves to weaken campaign finance laws, we are truly at a crossroad.

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  • March 2014
  • Brownley Anuncia $12 Millones para El Dragado del Puerto de Channel Islands

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hoy, la congresista Julia Brownley (D- Westlake Village) anunció que cerca de $12 millones en fondos serán disponibles para el dragado del Puerto de Channel Islands y para reponer arena en la Playa Hueneme, que ha sido amenazada con el potencial de daño estructural a carreteras y edificios debido a la erosión […]

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  • February 2014
  • Congresista Brownley Exige Investigacciones Sobre Muertes De Veteranos

    WASHINGTON , D.C. – En respuesta a reportes de que 19 veteranos murieron, posiblemente por causa de falta de cuidado y tratamiento, la congresista Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), miembro de alto rango en el Subcomité de Asuntos de Salud de los Veteranos en la Cámara de Representantes, exigió una audiencia congresional para investigar estos reportes: […]

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  • NASA

    I couldn’t agree more about the importance of planetary science at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, I am a strong advocate for planetary science at NASA, whose missions continue to reveal astonishing discoveries about the solar system, expand our knowledge about […]

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  • January 2014
  • Local detective goes behind the scenes at State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — For Los Angeles police Detective Ron Capra, attending Tuesday’s State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama was like participating in a historic event instead of preparing it for others. Capra, 55, a Ventura County guest of Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, is a bomb squad technician who does safety sweeps for […]

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  • Declaracion de la Congresista Brownley sobre el acuerdo de la ley agricola

    WASHINGTON , D.C. – La congresista Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el acuerdo de la ley agrícola:  “Después de muchos meses trabajando juntos con nuestros cultivadores en el Condado de Ventura para lograr la aprobación de una ley agrícola que sirve a las necesidades de nuestros productores, especialmente para nuestros productores […]

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  • Congresista Brownley annucia los nominados para las academias militares

    THOUSAND OAKS, CA – La congresista Julia Brownley (D- Westlake Village) anunció recientemente la lista de los 28 estudiantes de secundaria que recibieron nominaciones del Congreso para las academias militares de los Estados Unidos, que incluyen la Academia Militar de los Estados Unidos en West Point, NY; la Academia Naval de los Estados Unidos en Annapolis, […]

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