• December 2014
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    Brownley statement for the holidays

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement for the holidays: “As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, let us thank the brave men and women in uniform for their valor and service. Our servicemembers are crucial to our community and are part of […]

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    Brownley welcomes UClass fleet integration team to Point Mugu

    OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Navy will be establishing an Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Fleet Integration Team (FIT) at Point Mugu. “I am proud to report that the UCLASS FIT will be based at Point Mugu, which is yet another example of Naval Base […]

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    Brownley delivers $4.6 million in retroactive and estimated monthly federal benefits to constituents since taking office

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – In nearly two years since Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) took office, Brownley and her staff have successfully delivered more than $4.6 million in retroactive and estimated monthly federal benefits to constituents throughout Ventura County. Additionally, she helped secure more than $10 million in federal grants for local projects. “When I […]

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    Brownley statement on FY2015 CROMNIBUS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement regarding her vote on the Fiscal Year 2015 Continuing Resolution and Omnibus Appropriations Act. “I voted for the FY2015 funding bill because it would be irresponsible to shut down the federal government, which could send our economy back into recession. The last […]

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    Brownley focuses on link between veterans’ homelessness and military sexual trauma

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) participated in a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing: “Evaluating Federal and Community Efforts to Eliminate Veteran Homelessness.” During the hearing, Brownley focused on the links between female veterans’ homelessness and military sexual trauma (MST). During testimony before the committee, John Downing, CEO of Soldier On, noted […]

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    Brownley statement on NDAA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), issued the following statement regarding her vote on the NDAA: “My vote in favor of the 2015 NDAA was a vote to support the existing and new commands coming to NBVC and to support servicemembers. It was a vote to support reforms to the military justice system to […]

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    Brownley presides over hearing on VA caregiver program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), the ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, presided over a hearing on the VA’s Caregiver Program. “As Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee, I take seriously our responsibility to conduct oversight of Veterans Health Administration programs to ensure that they are working […]

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    Brownley statement on extension of Iran nuclear negotiations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), issued the following statement regarding the extension of the Iran nuclear negotiations: “While I support the diplomatic process, I am concerned that additional delays without further sanctions are allowing Iran to advance their nuclear weapons program without penalty. In 2013, I voted for more sanctions in order […]

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  • November 2014
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    Brownley urges support for E-2D advanced hawkeye

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley, co-chair of the House E-2D Hawkeye Caucus, spearheaded a congressional support effort for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. “As co-chair of the E-2D Hawkeye Caucus and representative of Naval Base Ventura County, home to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye training center, I am pleased to support this critical aircraft, which is […]

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    Brownley veterans’ bill gets house hearing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, presided over a hearing that considered seven bills, including Brownley’s bill, the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 4887). Brownley’s bill would expand complementary and alternative medicine and mental health care options for our nation’s veterans […]

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    Brownley fights to keep fire fighting resources under state control

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and her colleagues have spearheaded a letter to the House Armed Services Committee asking to retain language from the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure continued state control of Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) aircraft. The Department of Defense has proposed to shift MAFFS […]

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    Brownley statement for Veterans Day

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement for Veterans Day: “On this day, let us join our families, friends, and neighbors in showing our gratitude to our nation’s veterans for their valiant service to protect our freedoms and liberties both at home and abroad. “As a member of […]

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    Brownley spearheads congressional support for Triton

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has spearheaded a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to build support for procurement of the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). “I am very pleased that flight testing of Triton is moving forward, and believe that it is critical that Congress support continued […]

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    Brownley renews call to pass the Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — One year ago today, on November 1, 2013, the first Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer was tragically killed in the line of duty. This was the first such incident in the history of the TSA. Unfortunately, current law does not provide TSA officers with death benefits like those offered to firefighters, […]

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  • October 2014
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    Brownley fights for NBVC priorities

    OXNARD, CALIF. – Since being elected to Congress, Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has been fighting for Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). As part of her ongoing efforts, Brownley has contacted the House Armed Services Committee to reiterate priorities for the upcoming conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015. “Naval Base Ventura County […]

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    Brownley celebrates Channel Islands harbor dredging and Hueneme beach sand replenishment

    OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and local officials celebrated the beginning of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging of Channel Islands Harbor, which will provide sand to replenish Hueneme Beach. In March, Brownley announced that nearly $12 million would be made available for the project. “Since coming to Congress, I […]

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    Brownley urges Ventura County hospitals to prepare for ebola cases

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has contacted Ventura County hospitals to urge them to fully prepare to respond to any suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in our region. “As we have seen in Texas, dedicated front-line health care workers, like Nina Pham, are the first line of defense against the […]

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    Brownley announces grants to combat veterans homelessness in Ventura county

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced new tenant-based vouchers to combat veterans homelessness for the Cities of Oxnard and Ventura from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, commonly referred to as HUD-VASH. From the FY2014 appropriations for HUD-VASH, the City of Oxnard will receive […]

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