• April 2023
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    Brownley, Schneider Introduce Legislation to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Aviation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congressman Brad Schneider introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and support the aviation industry in reducing carbon emissions.

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  • March 2023
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    Brownley, Brown Introduce Legislation to Expand Equitable Access to Veterans’ Children

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the CHAMPVA Children’s Care Protection Act, legislation which would allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA health care until they are 26 years old – the same coverage required under the Affordable Care Act for private-sector insurance plans, as well as the military’s TRICARE program. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

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    Brownley Applauds VA Mission Statement Change to Recognize All Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ announcement that its motto will be changed to the following: “To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for those who have served in our nation’s military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.” 

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Improve Oversight of Offshore Oil and Gas Pipelines

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Offshore Pipeline Safety Act, which would address the lack of proper oversight of active and decommissioned offshore oil and gas pipelines.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Protect Marine Mammals From the Climate Crisis

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley reintroduced the Marine Mammal Climate Change Protection Act, legislation to better protect marine mammals that are threatened by the climate crisis.

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    Brownley, Welch, and Stabenow Introduce Legislation to Increase Travel Reimbursement for Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Driver Reimbursement Increase for Veteran Equity (DRIVE) Act, which would increase the Beneficiary Travel mileage reimbursement rate for eligible veterans with service-connected disabilities and health conditions. Senators Peter Welch (D-VT) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

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  • February 2023
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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Provide Women Veterans Equal Access to Contraceptive Care

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, legislation which would provide women veterans access to the same no-cost contraceptive care as their non-veteran counterparts.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Extend Public Safety Officer Benefits to TSA Officers

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, which would allow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers killed in the line of duty to receive the same benefits as other law enforcement officers under the U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Officer Benefits Program. 

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    Brownley Statement on 2023 State of the Union Address

    This evening, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.

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    Brownley Announces Ventura County Teacher of the Year as State of the Union Guest

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that Ventura County teacher, Shannon Klemann, will be her guest at this year’s State of the Union Address, which will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 9:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Pacific.

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    Brownley Statement on FEMA Individual Assistance Designation for Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent approval of Individual Assistance for Ventura County. FEMA is providing Individual Assistance directly to eligible individuals and families in Ventura County who sustained losses from the recent atmospheric events in the region.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Improve Conservation Practices in Agriculture

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Conservation for Agricultural Leased Land Act (CALL Act) and the Climate Agricultural Conservation Practices Act to assist farmers in the transition to environmentally conscious conservation practices in agriculture.

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  • January 2023
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    Brownley, Kuster, Pingree, Booker Introduce Legislation to Incentivize Sustainable Practices and Reduce Food Waste

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced two bills, the Zero Food Waste Act and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion Of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act, to reduce the amount of food wasted in the U.S. and to redirect food waste to composting projects. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. 

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    Brownley Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Rohan Philip, a ninth grader from Oak Park High School, as the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 26th Congressional District. Rohan created VetConnect, an app that helps veterans on their journey to better mental health.

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    Brownley Introduces Three Bills to Expand and Improve Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced a legislative package of three bills to further advance her work to expand and improve health care for our nation’s veterans. The bills include the Elizabeth Dole Home- and Community-Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act of 2023, the Veterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2023, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Continuing Professional Education Modernization Act.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Help Homeowners Recover From Disasters

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Protecting Homeowners from Disaster Act, legislation that will restore the tax deduction for uninsured property and casualty losses that was eliminated by the Republicans’ 2017 tax law.

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    Brownley Introduces Nationwide Same-Day Voter Registration Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Same Day Registration Act, her first bill of the 118th Congress. Specifically, the legislation would require all states to allow same-day voter registration for federal elections.

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    Brownley Sworn-In to U.S. House of Representatives

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement upon being officially sworn-in as the United States Representative for California’s 26th Congressional District in the 118th Congress.  

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