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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced two federal grants totaling more than $350,000 for California Lutheran University to support underrepresented students at both the K-12 and post-baccalaureate levels.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced a nearly $330,000 federal grant for California Lutheran University to continue its efforts to help prepare underserved high school students for postsecondary degrees in math or science and eventually to enter those areas as a career.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $527,000 in Department of Education grants to two educational organizations that provide support services for underserved students in Ventura County that are preparing for college or are already enrolled in a local college or university.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded over $3.2 million in grants to local colleges and universities to support activities and programs to increase the number of Latino and low-income students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree programs at Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Ventura County.
With hundreds of students looking on, Buena High School social studies teacher Emmet S. Cullen received a Bronze Star with Valor on Thursday for his heroic actions 10 years ago during the Iraq War, when he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley came to the short midday ceremony in the school's grassy quad area to personally thank Cullen for what her office described in a press release as "protecting his platoon and saving the lives of 20 Americans during his service in Mosul, Iraq."
THOUSAND OAKS, CA – On Thursday, April 7th, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) presented Sgt. Emmet Cullen, a local high school teacher, with the Bronze Star Medal that he earned during his service in Iraq. Sergeant Emmet Cullen, now a Buena High School social studies teacher, received the Bronze Star with Valor for his exceptional actions in protecting his platoon and saving the lives of fellow servicemembers during his deployment in Mosul, Iraq in 2006.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, March 19, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host an Income Tax Assistance Workshop in Oxnard. This free service is available to individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2015. Representatives with the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate and Brownley staff will also be available to answer questions.
Washington, D.C. – President Obama today signed the bipartisan Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033) into law. The READ Act was introduced by Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) who are co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bipartisan bill was approved in a vote of 316 to 113.