• February 2016
  • 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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  • December 2013
  • D.C. dysfunction surprises Brownley

    WASHINGTON — What surprised Rep. Julia Brownley most about her first year in the House was seeing how Congress works. Or doesn’t work. “The dysfunction that I had been hearing about and then witnessing that firsthand, seeing it play out, I think, has been a reality check,” the Westlake Village Democrat said. The most visible […]

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  • Proyecti de lay de Brownley que benefica el condado de ventura es enviado al presidente

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ayer, el Senado envió un proyecto de ley al Presidente que fue aprobada la semana pasada por la Cámara de Representantes, que incluye una provisión escrita por la congresista Brownley (D-Westlake Village) que beneficiará directamente al Condado de Ventura. Brownley introdujo originalmente la provisión como un proyecto de ley independiente en la […]

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  • November 2013
  • Julia Brownley: Making the Affordable Care Act Work for You

    Since I was elected to Congress, I’ve been hearing from many groups and organizations who have been preparing for the launch of the Affordable Care Act for years. They have reached out to explain how the Affordable Care Act works for them, and how it doesn’t. I have heard from health care providers and practitioners, […]

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  • October 2013
  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Moving forward by working together in D.C

    On Wednesday, Congress finally ended the first government shutdown in 17 years and averted a default on our financial obligations. There is no doubt that the shutdown took its toll on Ventura County. From furloughs at Naval Base Ventura County, to the failure to reauthorize important Farm Bill programs, to the threat of cuts to […]

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  • Julia Brownley: Budgeting at its absolute worst

    Here we are. Day 13 of a completely avoidable federal government shutdown, forced upon us by House Speaker John Boehner and the tea party members of his caucus. Instead of working together with Democrats and moderate Republicans to find a bipartisan funding solution, he aligned himself with the tea party and chose the irresponsible and […]

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  • August 2013
  • Residents Have Their Say

    U. S. Rep. Julia Brownley was peppered with a wide range of questions and concerns from constituents who spoke with the freshman congresswoman during a meet-and-greet event in Moorpark on Tuesday. From new learning standards in the classroom to matters of national security, Brownley, 60, answered questions on a variety of topics from residents during […]

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  • Port of Hueneme Secures More Than $900,000 in Security Funds

    Rep. Julia Brownley announced Friday that more than $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been secured to fund security at the Port of Hueneme. The port applied for the funds and Brownley, D-Westlake Village, sent a letter to the department in support of the application, according to her spokesman Jason Pitt. The […]

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