• August 2013
  • 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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  • Port of Hueneme to get security funding

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, has proposed $97.5 million in security funding for the Port of Hueneme and other ports as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Brownley’s amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act would fund the Port Security Grant program. Program money has been cut in recent years, and Brownley’s amendment would […]

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  • May 2013
  • Congressional Art Contest Winner Earns Tickets to D.C.

    When Lily Wang got an overnight package she wasn’t expecting, she and her mother puzzled over it for a few minutes. Finally, she said, “I think I know what this is.” The package contained airline tickets from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. “I sort of knew that it was because I won, and I was […]

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  • Rep. Julia Brownley Travels To Camarillo To Thank Firefighters

    CAMARILLO (CBSLA.com) — A congresswoman issued thanks to the firefighters who battled the Springs Fire in Ventura County from the House floor in Washington, but that was not enough for her. Rep. Julia Brownley traveled to Camarillo Friday to personally thank firefighters who fought down the massive Springs Fire, which started last Thursday in Camarillo and scorched […]

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  • Julia Brownley Wants to Speed Up Disability Claims Process for Veterans

    WASHINGTON — The huge number of disability claims pending before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is unacceptable, Rep. Julia Brownley said Thursday, and more must be done to help the agency reach its goal of eliminating the backlog by 2015. “The fact that there are so many claims that are taking well over 125 days is […]

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  • April 2013
  • Julia Brownley visits Moorpark College’s Science Classes

      Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, visited Moorpark College on Monday to tour the campus and learn more about the school’s science disciplines. While it wasn’t her first time at the college, Brownley said it was the first time she saw some of parts of the campus, including the American Teaching Zoo, run by the […]

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  • March 2013
  • Brownley resolution would help veterans transfer military skills to civilian jobs

      WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, is calling on the Defense Department to help veterans have an easier transition to civilian life and find employment when they finish their service. Brownley and Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, filed a resolution this week asking the Pentagon to work with state governments and industry to […]

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  • February 2013
  • Julia Brownley’s first bill would guarantee money for veterans health care

      WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley’s first bill as a member of Congress seeks to guarantee adequate funding for veterans’ health care benefits. The Oak Park Democrat, who took office in January, filed the Veterans Health Care Improvement Act earlier this week. The legislation would make permanent a requirement that the Government Accountability Office […]

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