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.

  • 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
  • June 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
  • April 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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  • January 2014
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    Brownley Announces Nominees To Service Academies

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) recently announced the 28 high school students who received Congressional nominations to the U.S. service academies, which include the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York; and United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  • Congresista Brownley annucia los nominados para las academias militares

    THOUSAND OAKS, CA – La congresista Julia Brownley (D- Westlake Village) anunció recientemente la lista de los 28 estudiantes de secundaria que recibieron nominaciones del Congreso para las academias militares de los Estados Unidos, que incluyen la Academia Militar de los Estados Unidos en West Point, NY; la Academia Naval de los Estados Unidos en Annapolis, […]

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  • November 2013
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    Reps. Brownley, Cassidy Host Congressional Dyslexia Caucus Kick-Off Event

    Yesterday, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, hosted a briefing for policymakers and the public to bring awareness to the challenges faced by individuals with dyslexia, especially students.

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  • July 2013
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    Brownley Opposes ‘The Letting Students Down Act’

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted against the Letting Students Down Act (H.R. 5), the Republican bill to reauthorize of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This bill would make drastic cuts to education funding, remove accountability provisions that ensure equity for all students, and reverse the progress made for students with learning disabilities over the past decade, jeopardizing their ability to graduate from high school, go to college and obtain employment.

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  • Freshman representative makes early mark in Washington

    When US Rep Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) took the oath of office six months ago, she was excited about becoming a new member of the 113th Congress but also understood the great responsibility she had undertaken. Having served six years in the California Assembly, Brownley was familiar with the legislative process, so the learning curve […]

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  • June 2013
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    Brownley Puts the California Seal Of Biliteracy on the National Stage

    Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act, legislation that would help states create a State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school students graduating with proficiency in both English and a second language. Brownley sponsored similar legislation in the California State Assembly to establish the State Seal of Biliteracy in California.

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  • Brownley pushes federal bill to recognize bilingual students

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley is looking to take a program she championed for high school students in California onto the national stage. The Westlake Village Democrat has filed a bill that would make federal grants available to states that create a State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school seniors who graduate with proficiency […]

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  • Julia Brownley: America must not let student loan rates double

    Earlier this month, the Ventura County Star said in an editorial, “We hope everyone will recognize the urgency of reaching a bipartisan agreement to stave off the sharply higher interest rates that are set to take effect in July.” I couldn’t agree more. A college education should not be an opportunity for the fortunate few, […]

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