• December 2014
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    Brownley Delivers $4.6 Million in Retroactive and Estimated Monthly Federal Benefits to Constituents Since Taking Office

    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.

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  • November 2014
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    Brownley Veterans’ Bill Gets House Hearing

    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 and received broad support from the Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) that provided testimony to the Subcommittee.

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    Brownley Fights to Keep Fire Fighting Resources Under State Control

    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.

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    Brownley Spearheads Congressional Support for Triton

    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).

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    Brownley Renews Call to Pass the Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act

    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, police officers, FBI agents, or state troopers.

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  • October 2014
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    Brownley Fights for NBVC Priorities

    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.

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    Brownley Announces Grants to Combat Veterans Homelessness in Ventura County

    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 tenant-based vouchers worth $61,678 and the City of Ventura will receive tenant-based vouchers worth $90,508.

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