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.

  • 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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  • May 2013
  • Congressional Art Contest Winner Earns Tickets to D.C.

    When Lily Wang got an overnight package she wasn’t expecting, she and her mother puzzled over it for a few minutes. Finally, she said, “I think I know what this is.” The package contained airline tickets from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. “I sort of knew that it was because I won, and I was […]

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    Brownley Announces Winner of 2013 Congressional Art Contest

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) today announced Westlake High School student Lily Wang as the winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The event featured works of art from 22 students representing a number of local high schools.

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  • April 2013
  • Julia Brownley visits Moorpark College’s Science Classes

      Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, visited Moorpark College on Monday to tour the campus and learn more about the school’s science disciplines. While it wasn’t her first time at the college, Brownley said it was the first time she saw some of parts of the campus, including the American Teaching Zoo, run by the […]

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  • February 2013