• August 2014
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    Brownley Announces Veterans Homelessness Grant

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the VA has awarded the Salvation Army more than $1.7 million to help homeless veterans in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties.

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    Brownley Announces Assistance for Homeless Veterans in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded additional housing vouchers to the City of San Buenaventura to help homeless veterans transition into safe and affordable housing. The City of San Buenaventura received a $36,203 award, which will support 10 new HUD-VASH vouchers.

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  • Keep the Focus on Those We Serve

    After being sworn in as Ventura County’s congresswoman a little over a year ago, one of my first tasks was to choose the committees I wanted to serve on. As the daughter, sister and niece of veterans, the proud representative of Naval Base Ventura County, and of the more than 40,000 veterans who call our community home, there was no question that I wanted to sit on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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  • July 2014
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    Brownley Announces More Than $400,000 for the Port of Huneme

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village), announced that the Port of Hueneme will receive more than $400,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2014 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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    Brownley Scores Historic Victory for Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a motion offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to improve VA care for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) and to instruct the VA conference committee to pass the more comprehensive Senate-passed version of the VA reform bill. Passage of Brownley’s motion represents a historic victory, as such motions offered by members of the House minority rarely pass. Brownley’s motion passed 213-193.

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    Brownley Co-Sponsors the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act”

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and dozens of House colleagues will introduce the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act.” The bill would stop for-profit corporations from imposing religious beliefs on employees and denying birth control coverage. The bill maintains existing exemptions for religious employers (e.g., houses of worship) and religious non-profits.

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  • A Shortsighted Supreme Court

    Last week was a bad week for women and their families. Like many of you, I was deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s shortsighted 5-4 Hobby Lobby decision allowing some employers to deny basic health care to their workers. At stake was whether the owners of a corporation have the right to impose their religious beliefs on their employees, at the cost of a woman’s health or even her life.

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  • June 2014
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    Brownley Announces $1.4 Million for Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Ventura County will receive more than $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Interior through their 2014 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. This is an increase from the $1.3 million that Ventura County received in 2013 under this same program.

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