• July 2023
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    Brownley Statement on FY2024 MilCon-VA Funding Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement of disapproval after House passage of H.R. 4366, the FY2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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    Brownley Statement on Committee Passage of the Elizabeth Dole Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement after the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed the Elizabeth Dole Home- and Community-Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act, a comprehensive bill to improve VA programs for aging veterans authored by Brownley.

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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of the 2023 FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement following House passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years. The House-passed bill includes two provisions authored by Brownley, the Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act and the Women in Aviation Advisory Board Act.

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    Brownley Statement on the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement in response to House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Reflect Marriage Equality in Federal Code

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of the Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act, legislation that would strike gendered terms like “husband” and “wife” from federal laws and replace them with the term “spouse.”

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  • June 2023
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    Brownley Applauds Biden Executive Order to Expand Access to Contraception

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order expanding access to  contraception and family planning services.

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  • Lawmakers Call for National Crackdown on Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses

    The data collection would also cover when and where the violations are most likely to occur and information about the drivers who pass stopped buses, according to the text of the bill, introduced by Reps. Rudy Yakym, R-Ind., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif.

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  • Individual wears a transgender flag as a counter protest during a rally in favor of a ban on gender-affirming health care legislation, March 20, 2023, at the Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City, Mo.

    No Timeline for Trans Vet Surgeries, VA Says 2 Years After Announcing Coverage

    “I cannot emphasize this enough: This care will save veterans’ lives,” Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., said at a March news conference urging the VA to act faster to cover surgery for transgender veterans. “Time is of the essence.”

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    Brownley Announces Winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Christopher Laranang, a 10th grader from Oaks Christian School, as the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 26th Congressional District. 

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    Brownley Introduces Bills to Make Homeownership More Affordable

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Mortgage Insurance Tax Deduction Act and the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act in order to make homeownership a more affordable reality for America’s working families.

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  • May 2023
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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Budget Agreement

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement upon House passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Budget Agreement, H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

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  • Debt deal passage in the House comes as no surprise to local lawmakers

    26th District Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Ventura County) issued a statement just minutes after the vote. Brownley also described the compromise as “by no means perfect.”

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    Brownley Statement on Memorial Day

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley delivered the following remarks at the Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park’s 55th Annual “Lest We Forget” Memorial Day Observance in Camarillo, California.

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  • Transforming Higher Education: How Ventura County Community Colleges are Leading the Nation in Innovative Programs for Student Success

    This program annually employs over 150 students. It received $225,000 of federal funding through the support of Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office, which was encouraged by the City of Moorpark to support this initiative.

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  • Brownley Introduces Bill to Expand Public Access to House Proceedings

    Last Friday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced the introduction of a resolution to expand public access to House proceedings.

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  • Teen takes her disabilities cause to Capital Hill

    Isabella also met with Rep. Julia Brownley from California’s 26th District and shared with her hopes for a fulfilling life with the same rights as any other teen.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Establish National Database to Better Serve Veteran Population 

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the reintroduction of the Every Veteran Counts Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and regularly update a database containing veterans’ demographic information to ensure VA programs and policies are designed to serve the changing population of veterans. 

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    Brownley, Miller Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV)  introduced the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act, which reduces barriers to entrepreneurship by lowering upfront costs for veterans operating small businesses.

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