The best way to ensure the long-term growth and strength of our community is to create an environment where our students can thrive. We must invest in education in order to equip our youth with the skills necessary to secure jobs and remain competitive in the global workforce. We must continue to strengthen our school system from early to higher education to ensure we prepare Americans of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds for high-paying, high-skilled jobs. I am committed to ensuring every student receives a first-class education by improving our K-12 public schools, supporting our teachers, expanding access to early education programs, and making college affordable for every student.

  • February 2016
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    Bipartisan Dyslexia Bill Becomes Law

    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. The Caucus is comprised of over 100 Members of Congress and is dedicated to increasing public awareness about dyslexia and ensuring all students have equal educational opportunities.

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  • September 2015
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    Brownley Announces Trio Grants to Help First Generation and Low-Income College Students

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants to local universities through the federal TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP) for student counseling in the 2015-2016 school year. Specifically, California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) was awarded $220,000 and California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) was awarded $248,925.

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  • May 2015
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  • October 2014
  • September 2014
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    Brownley Testifies Before House Science, Space and Technology Committee Hearing on Dyslexia

    Today, in her role as co-chair of the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) testified and participated in a hearing before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on “The Science of Dyslexia,” describing her daughter’s experience with dyslexia, and what additional steps need to be taken to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed.

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  • August 2014
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    Brownley Holds Reception for Service Academy Appointees and Families

    On Monday, June 16, 2014, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) held a reception outside her Thousand Oaks office for the nine Ventura County high school students nominated by her who accepted appointments to U.S. service academies – the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland (USNA), and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USAFA). 

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  • May 2014
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    Brownley Announces Winner of 2014 Congressional Art Competition

    On Sunday, at a reception at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that William Schloetel, an 11th grade student from Moorpark High School, was the 26th Congressional District’s winner in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. 

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  • February 2014
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    Congresswoman Brownley Announces Participation in the 2014 House Student App Challenge

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that her office will participate in the 2014 House Student App Challenge. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

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    Brownley Supports GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) is pleased to announce that the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would provide veterans the opportunity to enroll in higher education courses at public institutions nationwide while paying in-state rates for tuition and fees regardless of their state of residence. The bill also improves other programs for veterans.

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  • NASA

    I couldn’t agree more about the importance of planetary science at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, I am a strong advocate for planetary science at NASA, whose missions continue to reveal astonishing discoveries about the solar system, expand our knowledge about […]

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