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.

  • May 2018
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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
  • Brownley, Lee Letter to HHS
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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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  • Members of Congress urge Tillerson to condemn gay Chechnya arrests

    By Micheal Lavers Originally Appeared in The Washington Blade Fifty members of Congress have asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to publicly criticize the arrest of gay men in Chechnya. They note in an April 7 letter to Tillerson that they are “greatly disturbed by reports of arrests, disappearances and extrajudicial murders of gay men […]

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  • March 2017
  • Local women band together in political activism

    By Amanda Covarrubias Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star At first, Darlynn Childress stood alone outside the Target in Westlake Village. Soon, other women began walking up, greeting her with laughter and hugs. But this was no chance meeting of suburban moms at a store they visit often to pick up cereal, aspirin and […]

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  • February 2017
  • Our Democracy Remains Strong

    Sunday marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the constitutional right of women to make decisions about their own health care without interference from the government.

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  • November 2016
  • Stand Up for Return of Decency, Justice

    The election may have passed, but I join millions of Americans across the country who stand firm in the resolve that our nation will be one that works for everyone — a stronger, inclusive America built around uplifting and empowering all of its citizens.

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  • May 2016
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    Brownley Amendments Approved to Improve Wildfire Fighting and Reduce Human Trafficking

    Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee adopted two amendments offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act/H.R. 4441). The bill will reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration programs, including the Airport Improvement Program, address aviation safety, improve the aircraft certification process, and privatize air traffic control services.

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    Bronwley Statement on Women’s History Month

    In 1987, Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month. Since then, our country has come together and celebrated the accomplishments of women in America. The female leaders we celebrate this month have relentlessly engraved an impression of strength in the face of adversity that will inspire young girls to achieve their full potential.

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  • February 2014
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    Brownley Statement on Black History Month

    February is Black History Month, when our country celebrates the many great accomplishments of the African-American community. Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable “I Have a Dream” speech, Congress passed one of the most crucial civil rights laws in our nation’s history. It has been 50 years since Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made great strides in prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin, including barring segregation in all facilities open to the public, thereby ending the Jim Crow era in certain regions of the country.

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