• September 2022
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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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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded House passage of H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act, historic legislation that will lower working families’ costs, create millions of good-paying jobs, reduce the national deficit, and take significant action on climate change. 

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  • Ventura Port District Celebrates Federal Appropriation of Over $5 Million For Ventura Harbor Dredging

    U.S. Representative of California 26th District, Julia Brownley visited the Ventura Port District to celebrate the federal appropriation of $5,516,000 for maintenance dredging in Ventura Harbor. The check was presented to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Ventura Board of Port Commissioners, Chris Stephens and Michael Blumenberg.

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  • Op-ed: Veterans deserve the best health care has to offer

    “Age, combined with their unique health needs, makes many elderly veterans especially vulnerable to going into nursing homes and institutional care,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, who introduced the Dole bill.  “Our nation’s veterans deserve the right to age comfortably and with dignity in their homes. The research is clear: providing health services and assistance in home settings improves health outcomes and delays, if not prevents, nursing home placement for people with disabilities and the elderly.”

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  • Congress and the VA Mission Act

    As Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) noted in a July 14 hearing of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, “spending on community care has increased by 116 percent over five years while investments in direct staff of VA medical facilities grew by only 32 percent. Why are VA’s investments in community care so vastly outpacing investments in in-house care?” she asked.

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  • U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Richard Blumenthal Introduce Senate Bill to Eliminate Co-Pays for Veterans Accessing Contraception

    “Choosing when, or if, to have a family is essential to women’s health and to their economic security. The Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act is another step toward ensuring all women have access to comprehensive contraceptive and reproductive health care,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “As Chairwoman of the Women Veterans Task Force, I am committed to identifying disparities in health care for women veterans and, where necessary, to introduce, advocate, and pass legislation that addresses those gaps.”

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  • “Fearless Advocate” | Congress Passes Bill to Name Oxnard Post Office After Civil Rights Leader John R. Hatcher III

    HR 5659, the bill to name the building at 1961 North C Street the “John R. Hatcher, III Post Office Building,” was introduced by Congressmember Julia Brownley (Dist. 26). HR 5659 was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 14, by a vote of 348 to 63. The bill must still go before the U.S. Senate and be signed by President Joe Biden.

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  • Guest column: How sediment plays a crucial role in preserving our beaches

    We are very appreciative of elected officials like Congressmembers Salad Carbajal and Julia Brownley, whose tireless advocating has resulted in long-term funding for the dredging of our local harbors, including the Channel Islands Harbor Sand Trap to support the nourishment of Hueneme Beach.

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  • July 2022
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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of Assault Weapons Ban

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.  

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  • California lawmakers introduce legislation which would aid LA28 transport funding

    Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla along with Representatives Julia Brownley, Alan Lowenthal, and Grace Napolitano introduced the Transportation Assistance for Olympic Cities Act, which will aid in planning assistance and innovative transportation projects in United States cities hosting the Olympics, Paralympics, and Special Olympics.

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  • Department of Veterans Affairs under fire for sexual harassment inaction

    “Survivors will continue to suffer without assurances that perpetrators of sexual harassment will be held accountable for their actions. This is wholly unacceptable, and it’s time to fix it,” said Rep. Julia Brownley (D-California).

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  • Ventura County congresswoman proposes new safety protections for social and healthcare workers

    A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to provide more protection for social workers, and healthcare workers against physical attacks.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Protect Social Workers and Healthcare Professionals From Workplace Violence

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of the Protecting Social Workers and Health Professionals from Workplace Violence Act, which seeks to address the safety needs of social workers and health care professionals by establishing a grant program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for social, health, and human service professionals to fund the implementation of workplace safety programs. Senator Krysten Sinema introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

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  • 3 Vietnam Marine veterans receive Bronze Stars more than 50 years later

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-California, helped Ligato to speed up the Congressional process for Canley to obtain his award.

    “Humble in every interaction we had, Sergeant Major Canley always spoke of his fellow Marines,” she said in a statement. “They served as an inspiration to him, and they serve as an inspiration to us all to live up to the ideals of this great nation for which they served to protect.”

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    Brownley Announces Winner of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Lily Strange, a senior at Buena High School, as the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 26th Congressional District. Lily’s piece is entitled  “Liberty Forever,” and her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year. 

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    House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Authorizes Women Veterans Task Force, Passes Two Brownley Bills

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted to authorize the Women Veterans Task Force and to pass her bills, the Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Service for Veterans and Caregivers Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Continuing Professional Education Modernization Act.

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