• November 2022
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    Brownley Applauds Committee Passage of the CONTRACT Act

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded the House Oversight and Reform Committee passage of the Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers (CONTRACT) Act, legislation which would eliminate financial disincentives that make it hard for federal contract towers to recruit and hire trained, well-qualified, retired FAA controllers. The bill (H.R.1283) was reported out of the full committee by voice vote. 

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  • During Tri-Counties visit, top federal social services official says COVID-19 is still first concern

    Becerra is visiting the Wilson Senior Center in Oxnard, where along with Oxnard mayor John Zaragosa, and Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village, he met with more than a hundred seniors.

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  • October 2022
  • Women in military facing fertility issues; some say burn pits, toxic chemicals to blame

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., has made helping veterans dealing with toxic exposure central to her work on Capitol Hill, and she’s focused much of her attention on those hazardous burn pits.

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  • Ventura Veterans Affairs clinic named for trailblazing female pilot who ‘pushed the limits’

    The clinic’s women’s health unit is the first standalone program of its kind in the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System with a separate entrance and waiting room. The program, and the clinic’s new name, are testament to the importance of women veterans, said U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village. She led the drive for the clinic and wrote the bill naming it for Mariner.

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  • This former Marine from Lenox says the VA’s policy on travel costs is unfair

    A bill filed in July by U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., would adjust language in the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 to increase payments to veterans under what’s known as the beneficiary travel program. Instead of saying the secretary of defense “may” adjust the mileage rate, Brownley’s measure would require that increase to be “at least” equal to the rate set for use of privately owned vehicles by U.S. government employees.

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    Biden Signs Brownley Bill to Name VA Clinic in Ventura County After Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner 

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement regarding the recent enactment of legislation she authored to name the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Ventura County to Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner. 

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  • Democratic lawmakers, veterans groups sign letters urging the VA do more to provide abortion services

    The announcement came after House committee members visited VA medical centers in Texas and Oklahoma and heard from women veterans and health providers on access to reproductive health care. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House VA Committee’s subpanel on health and the Women Veterans Taskforce, will lead the initiative.

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  • Gold Coast Transit District hosts Ventura County Clean Air Summit and Expo

    Opening the summit, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) addressed the crowd of more than 100 transportation professionals and key stakeholders, thanking GCTD’s leadership for meeting our county’s transportation needs.

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  • September 2022
  • New Bill Aims to Increase US Federal Funding for Public Ferry Service

    Representatives Rick Larsen (D-WA02), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Albio Sires (D-NJ08), Alan S. Lowenthal (D-CA42), Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP), Barbara Lee (D-CA13), Jared Huffman (D-CA02), James R. Langevin (D-RI02), Eric Swalwell (D-CA15), Derek Kilmer (D-WA06), Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA01), and Julia Brownley (CA-26) are original cosponsors on the bill.

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  • Long-awaited Veterans Affairs clinic opens in Ventura; new services being phased-in

    The clinic may be named for the late Navy Capt. Rosemary Bryant Mariner, the first woman to command an operational air squadron in 1990 at Ventura County’s Naval Air Station Point Mugu. The site would become only the third of 1,255 VA facilities to be named for women veterans, said U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, in a news release.

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  • It’s time for equitable reproductive rights for women veterans

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., represents California’s 26th Congressional District. She is the chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health.

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  • House passes bill to name clinic after woman veteran

    “While opening the new VA clinic in Ventura County has been my highest priority, I believe that naming the clinic after Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner will provide us with yet another opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice of women veterans. I could not be more pleased that the House has passed this bill to honor a truly distinguished veteran from our community.”

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    House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passes Brownley’s Veterans Infertility Treatment Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passage of the Veterans Infertility Treatment Act, legislation she authored which would make infertility care, including in-vitro fertilization, a part of VA health care for veterans struggling with infertility, regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, service-connection, or need for donated genetic material.

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    House Passes Brownley Bill to Name New Ventura VA Clinic After Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley to name the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Ventura after Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner.

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  • New VA clinic opens Sept. 27 with promises of more care here, fewer trips to LA

    U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, led the drive for the new clinic and wrote the legislation for the site approved by Congress in 2017. Brownley has introduced a bill to name the new clinic for the late Navy Capt. Rosemary Bryant Mariner. She was the first woman to command an operational air squadron in 1990 at Ventura County’s Naval Air Station Point Mugu.

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    Brownley Statement on VA Rule to Expand Care to Abortion Counseling and Abortion Services

    In response to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publication of an Interim Final Rule on expanded access to reproductive health care, House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Chairwoman Julia Brownley released the following statement.

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  • August 2022
  • U.S. government freezing sperm of 1,000 war-on-terror veterans in pioneering study of high infertility rates among service-members who endured toxic burn pits, brain injuries and mental trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan

    California Democrat Julia Brownley in March 2021 reintroduced a House bill to ensure veterans can access in-vitro fertilization and other fertility care. The government had for too long “overlooked the healthcare needs of veterans who struggle with infertility,” she said.

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    Brownley Secures Over $20 Million for Community Projects Throughout Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the inclusion of 14 community projects totaling more than $20 million that she secured in the House Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations legislation.

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