• February 2014
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    Brownley Statement on Hagel Budget Announcement

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement in response to Secretary Hagel’s announcement regarding the President’s FY2015 budget request and the proposal for a new round of a domestic Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

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    Brownley Applauds Administration’s Export/Import Initiative

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded President Obama’s signing of an Executive Order that will improve the export/import processes for America’s small businesses by requiring completion of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) by December 2016.  Once completed, the ITDS will reduce approval and processing times for U.S. small businesses seeking to import and export goods from days to minutes.

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    Brownley introduces “Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act”

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act (H.R. 4026), which would amend federal law to ensure that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees killed in the line of duty receive the same death benefits that other federal law enforcement officers already receive.

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    Congresswoman Brownley Announces Participation in the 2014 House Student App Challenge

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that her office will participate in the 2014 House Student App Challenge. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

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    Brownley Votes to Repeal Military Retiree Cola Cut

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted to repeal the ill-conceived provision of the Murray-Ryan budget bill that reduced the Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for military retirees under the age of 62.

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    Brownley Excited about Triton’s Future at Point Mugu

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) expressed her strong support for the upcoming arrival of the Triton Unmanned Aircraft System at Point Mugu. The Triton program will have an initial 4 officers and 43 enlisted sailors based at Naval Base Ventura County in 2015, a presence that is expected to grow to 700 servicemembers by 2020. According to the Navy’s draft environmental assessment released in February 2013, the county is expected to grow by nearly 2,400 new residents when including family members and support personnel as a result.

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    Brownley Calls for Hearing to Investigate Veterans’ Deaths

    In response to the news that 19 veterans may have died as a result in delays in treatment, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), the ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, called for a hearing as soon as possible to investigate these reports.

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    Brownley Supports GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) is pleased to announce that the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would provide veterans the opportunity to enroll in higher education courses at public institutions nationwide while paying in-state rates for tuition and fees regardless of their state of residence. The bill also improves other programs for veterans.

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    Brownley Statement on Black History Month

    February is Black History Month, when our country celebrates the many great accomplishments of the African-American community. Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable “I Have a Dream” speech, Congress passed one of the most crucial civil rights laws in our nation’s history. It has been 50 years since Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made great strides in prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin, including barring segregation in all facilities open to the public, thereby ending the Jim Crow era in certain regions of the country.

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  • January 2014
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    Brownley Announces Nominees To Service Academies

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) recently announced the 28 high school students who received Congressional nominations to the U.S. service academies, which include the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York; and United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  • December 2013