It is my duty to honor, respect, and protect the Constitutional rights of all Americans. In Congress, I have supported legislation to protect the civil rights of all our citizens, and have fought against backwards policies that seek to allow discrimination against members of our community.

  • December 2022
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    Biden Signs Brownley Bill to Designate Oxnard Post Office Recognizing Civil Rights Champion John R. Hatcher III

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement regarding the recent enactment of legislation she authored to designate the U.S. Post Office located at 1961 North C Street in Oxnard, California as the “John R. Hatcher III Post Office Building.” John R. Hatcher III was a prominent community leader, staunch civil rights champion, and a lifelong resident of Oxnard. 

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  • July 2022
  • Bill approved to name Oxnard post office after local civil rights leader John R. Hatcher III

    An effort to name an Oxnard post office after a local civil rights leader took one step forward last week after passage of a bill in the U.S. House.

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake, introduced the legislation to name the building at 1961 N. C St. as the John R. Hatcher, III Post Office Building, according to a news release.

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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of Bill Naming Post Office in Honor of Civil Rights Champion John R. Hatcher, III

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded House passage of H.R. 5659, which would designate the United States Post Office located at 1961 North C Street in Oxnard, California as the “John R. Hatcher, III Post Office Building.” Brownley introduced legislation to recognize John R. Hatcher, III’s life and work as a respected community leader and civil rights champion.  

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  • June 2022
  • Ventura County reacts to Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

    Some in Ventura County were devastated and vowed to fight for change after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade Friday, ending the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion in place nearly 50 years.

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  • June 2021
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Reflect Marriage Equality in Federal Code

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

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  • January 2021
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    Brownley Introduces Bill To Require Nationwide Same-Day Voter Registration

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced her first bill of the 117th Congress: the Same Day Registration Act, legislation that would require all states to allow same-day voter registration for all federal elections.

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  • June 2020
  • Brownley: ‘Say their names’ is rallying cry of this movement

    In the past days, Ventura County, much like the rest of the country, has been reminded of the somber reality of so many Black Americans: Justice is not always just, the law is not always applied equally, and too often, those meant to serve and protect end up doing the opposite.

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  • March 2019
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    House Passes Brownley Bills to Strengthen Democracy As Part of H.R. 1

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which includes two bills authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) to strengthen our democracy by ending partisan gerrymandering and requiring same-day voter registration.

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  • February 2019
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    House Administration Committee Passes Brownley Bills to Strengthen Democracy As Part of H.R. 1

    Today, the House Administration Committee passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which includes two bills authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) to strengthen our democracy by ending partisan gerrymandering and requiring same-day voter registration.

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  • January 2019
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    Brownley Sworn In to 116th Congress; Priorities Include Restoring Democracy, Serving Women Veterans, Addressing Climate Change

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released a statement today after she was sworn in to the 116th Congress.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Ensure Federal Code Better Reflects LGBTQ Equality

    On the first day of the 116th Congress, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced the Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act, legislation to strike gendered words like “husband” and “wife” from all federal laws and replace them with the term “spouse.”

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Require Nationwide Same-Day Voter Registration as New Democratic Majority’s Effort to Restore Democracy Gets Underway

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced her first bill of the 116th Congress: the Same Day Registration Act, legislation that would require all states to allow same-day voter registration for all federal elections. Brownley’s legislation was introduced as the new House Democratic Majority’s effort to restore democracy gets underway.

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  • Dem Lawmaker Wants Federal Laws Rewritten with Gender Neutral Terms

    Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) is kicking off the new Congress by introducing a bill that would rewrite federal laws with more gender neutral terms.

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  • As Democrats Take Back the House, a New Bill Seeks to Mandate National Same-Day Voter Registration

    Right now, just 17 states and the District of Columbia allow same-day voter registration, and the bill, introduced by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), would mandate that the rest of the country join them.

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  • May 2018
  • House Dems Urge Mulvaney to Reject Proposed Rollback of Transgender Health Protections

    A group of 127 House Democrats is calling on White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to reject a proposal that would roll back ObamaCare’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients.

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    127 Democrats Urge OMB Director Mulvaney to Reject Discriminatory Health Care Proposal

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by 127 House Democrats to call on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to uphold the Health Care Rights Law, also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects patients from discrimination in health care.

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  • March 2018
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    Brownley, Lee Lead More than 100 Democrats to Call on Department of Health and Human Services to Put Patients First and Withdraw Discriminatory Refusal of Care Rule

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by 104 House Members to call for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to withdraw its proposed Refusal of Care rule. This rule would dramatically expand the ways in which the personal beliefs of healthcare providers can dictate access to care for patients — a discriminatory policy that would be especially harmful to women and LGBTQ individuals. The letter urges HHS to withdraw this proposal and instead focus on expanding and improving health care access and coverage for all Americans.

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  • January 2018
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    Brownley Statement on Net Neutrality Congressional Review Act Resolution

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today regarding her support for a Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the FCC’s recent actions undermining net neutrality.

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