Congress must balance our budget, reduce our debt, and invest in our future in a way that will grow our economy by strengthening the middle class, protect the promise we’ve made to our seniors, and that ultimately reflects the values of the American people.

  • February 2014
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    Brownley statement on Hagel budget announcement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement in response to Secretary Hagel’s announcement regarding the President’s FY2015 budget request and the proposal for a new round of a domestic Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC): “Last month, I contacted the White House Office of Management and Budget to express my opposition […]

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  • December 2013
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    Congresswoman Brownley Statement On Budget Vote

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on her vote on the Murray-Ryan budget agreement. “While this budget agreement is far from perfect, I voted for it because it is a bipartisan, two-year solution that will reduce the deficit, provide additional funds for critical priorities like education, end the short-sighted […]

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  • October 2013
  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Moving forward by working together in D.C

    On Wednesday, Congress finally ended the first government shutdown in 17 years and averted a default on our financial obligations. There is no doubt that the shutdown took its toll on Ventura County. From furloughs at Naval Base Ventura County, to the failure to reauthorize important Farm Bill programs, to the threat of cuts to […]

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    Representative Brownley Statement on the Federal Government Opening and Averting Default

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 2775 to open the federal government and avoid default.  “Tonight, a bipartisan agreement was reached to end a sixteen-day Tea Party-sponsored government shutdown and to avoid default on our nation’s debt. While the last three weeks have put a spotlight […]

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    Representative Brownley Statement on the Federal Government Shutdown

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement following the shutdown of the Federal government. “Instead of working with Democrats and Republicans to find a bipartisan budget solution, Speaker Boehner made the reckless and irresponsible choice to let the government shutdown. This is not the way to govern and certainly not the way […]

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  • September 2013
  • In Our Time of Need, a Bipartisan Call to Action

    As Ventura County’s representative in Congress, I view everything I do through the lens of how it will create jobs and grow our economy. From our ports, to our large and small businesses, to our naval base, to our agricultural community, I strive to advance federal policy that will support our diverse job creators.

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  • July 2013
  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Budget dysfunction washes beach out to sea

    It’s summertime in Ventura County — a time when families break out the sandals, swimsuits and sunscreen to enjoy Hueneme Beach. But this year is no ordinary year. Hueneme Beach is mostly closed. The sand has been washed away. The pier is unsteady. Surfside Drive is endangered. And jagged rocks block a once pristine shoreline. […]

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  • Julia Brownley: Sequestration hits home as Congress fails to act

    Monday, the Department of Defense will begin furloughing approximately 5,000 civilian employees at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) due to the sequester. The naval base is a critical economic engine in our community, and workers at NBVC should not be punished because of Congress’ failure to get our fiscal house in order. In Ventura County, […]

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  • March 2013
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    Rep. Brownley statement on across-the-board sequester cuts’ impact on Ventura County

      Washington, D.C. – In response to announcements this week regarding the impact of the arbitrary, across-the-board cuts caused by the sequester on Ventura County, Representative Julia Brownley released the following statement: “Unfortunately, less than a week following the sequester deadline, the people and businesses of Ventura County are already experiencing the impact of the […]

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  • February 2013
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    Rep. Brownley Calls On Congress to Avert Automatic Spending Cuts

      Washington, D.C.  – Today, in response to a new report released by the Obama Administration on the harm that automatic spending cuts scheduled to occur on Friday would cause in California, Rep. Julia Brownley released the following statement: “The report released today underlines what House Democrats have been saying for months: the severe, across-the-board, automatic spending […]

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