• January 2014
  • 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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  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Fight for Equality and Equal Pay for Equal Work

    Women’s Equality Day celebrates the ratification on Aug. 26, 1920, of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. However, nearly a century later, women are still second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay for equal work. The hard-and-bitter truth is that a half century since the Equal Pay Act […]

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  • Agriculture in Ventura County is worth saving, but critical issues remain, officials told

    Growers were frank and honest with U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley about the most critical issues facing agriculture’s future in Ventura County at a round-table the congresswoman organized Thursday afternoon in Oxnard. Brownley, D-Westlake Village, put together the event, inviting the state’s top agriculture official to Oxnard leafy greens grower San Miguel Produce Inc. to hear […]

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  • Brownley Praises Ventura County Health Care Agency While Touring Clinics

    The Ventura County Heath Care Agency should serve as a model nationwide of how to provide access to affordable treatment, Rep. Julia Brownley said Thursday. The Westlake Village Democrat toured the Family Medicine Residency and Specialty Care Center at Ventura County Medical Center before visiting two other area clinics to commemorate National Health Center Week. […]

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  • July 2013
  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Budget dysfunction washes beach out to sea

    It’s summertime in Ventura County — a time when families break out the sandals, swimsuits and sunscreen to enjoy Hueneme Beach. But this year is no ordinary year. Hueneme Beach is mostly closed. The sand has been washed away. The pier is unsteady. Surfside Drive is endangered. And jagged rocks block a once pristine shoreline. […]

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  • Veterans advocacy groups throw support behind Julia Brownley’s first bill

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley’s first bill as a member of Congress has run into opposition from the Department of Veterans Affairs but has won the backing of a coalition of veterans’ advocacy groups. A top VA official told a congressional committee on Wednesday the agency does not support Brownley’s push to make permanent a […]

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  • Julia Brownley: Sequestration hits home as Congress fails to act

    Monday, the Department of Defense will begin furloughing approximately 5,000 civilian employees at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) due to the sequester. The naval base is a critical economic engine in our community, and workers at NBVC should not be punished because of Congress’ failure to get our fiscal house in order. In Ventura County, […]

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  • Freshman representative makes early mark in Washington

    When US Rep Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) took the oath of office six months ago, she was excited about becoming a new member of the 113th Congress but also understood the great responsibility she had undertaken. Having served six years in the California Assembly, Brownley was familiar with the legislative process, so the learning curve […]

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  • June 2013
  • Brownley pushes federal bill to recognize bilingual students

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley is looking to take a program she championed for high school students in California onto the national stage. The Westlake Village Democrat has filed a bill that would make federal grants available to states that create a State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school seniors who graduate with proficiency […]

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  • Brownley aims to extend services for homeless veterans

    WASHINGTON — Seven programs that help homeless veterans would remain eligible for federal funding for another year under legislation filed Tuesday by Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village. The programs are set to expire at the end of the year unless Congress acts. Brownley’s legislation, the Helping Homeless Veterans Act, would not allocate money for the […]

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  • Julia Brownley: America must not let student loan rates double

    Earlier this month, the Ventura County Star said in an editorial, “We hope everyone will recognize the urgency of reaching a bipartisan agreement to stave off the sharply higher interest rates that are set to take effect in July.” I couldn’t agree more. A college education should not be an opportunity for the fortunate few, […]

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