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By Congresswoman Julia Brownley
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.
Like many Americans, I was appalled by much of the hurtful and divisive rhetoric used by Donald Trump during his campaign. His demeaning of women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and even a Gold Star family was reprehensible.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement regarding the Maloney Amendment to the FY17 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974):
“What happened today in the House is a disgrace! 35 Republicans voted with Democrats to support the rights of the LGBT community. Then, from the dark corners of the room Speaker Ryan cajoled and harassed them until several secretly switched their votes to oppose equal rights. These actions bring shame on the institution and on our democracy.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced a random-selection lottery for a limited number of tickets to attend an address by His Holiness Pope Francis before a joint session of the United States Congress on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Only constituents from California’s 26th Congressional District may participate in the lottery. Ticket holders will be able to view the address from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol via televised broadcast.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on Women’s History Month:
“This March marks the 28th anniversary of Women’s History Month, a time when we come together to honor and celebrate the extraordinary lives, achievements, and triumphs of women throughout American history. These leaders have inspired my work in Congress and serve as important role models for young girls and boys across our nation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement celebrating Black History Month:
“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, a landmark event in the Civil Rights Movement. As Black History Month commences, we remember the heroic efforts of those who took part in marches, and the countless others who struggled against great adversity to ensure equality for all.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) joined with 19 colleagues to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that she has secured a seat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I).
“As a California central coast community, Ventura County has unique transportation needs that not only impact our quality of life, but are vital to the region’s economic vitality. That’s why I fought so hard to be able to bring this unique perspective to the highly sought after Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,” said Congresswoman Brownley.
THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement for the holidays:
“As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, let us thank the brave men and women in uniform for their valor and service. Our servicemembers are crucial to our community and are part of what makes Ventura County such a great place to live and work.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) released the following statement to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month:
“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the many invaluable contributions and great achievements that the Latino community has made to the social and economic fabric of America throughout our nation’s history.