As a nation, we still have much work to do to ensure equal access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all our citizens. However, we cannot roll-back the clock and permit discrimination against those with preexisting conditions, or eliminate important coverage for cancer screenings, birth control, or preventative health. In Congress, I am working to advance policies that expand coverage and make health insurance more affordable for working families.

  • November 2022
  • During Tri-Counties visit, top federal social services official says COVID-19 is still first concern

    Becerra is visiting the Wilson Senior Center in Oxnard, where along with Oxnard mayor John Zaragosa, and Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village, he met with more than a hundred seniors.

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  • August 2022
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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded House passage of H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act, historic legislation that will lower working families’ costs, create millions of good-paying jobs, reduce the national deficit, and take significant action on climate change. 

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  • July 2022
  • Ventura County congresswoman proposes new safety protections for social and healthcare workers

    A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to provide more protection for social workers, and healthcare workers against physical attacks.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Protect Social Workers and Healthcare Professionals From Workplace Violence

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of the Protecting Social Workers and Health Professionals from Workplace Violence Act, which seeks to address the safety needs of social workers and health care professionals by establishing a grant program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for social, health, and human service professionals to fund the implementation of workplace safety programs. Senator Krysten Sinema introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

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  • June 2022
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    Brownley Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after today’s Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

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  • June 2021
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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (H.R. 239), legislation to provide women veterans access to access to contraceptive care without co-pays, which civilian and active-duty women already receive.

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  • May 2021
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    Brownley, Khanna, and Matsui Introduce Resolution Designating May 28 as ‘Food Allergy Prevention Day’

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) reintroduced a resolution to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of severe food allergies.

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  • March 2021
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    Brownley, Brown Introduce Bicameral Bill to Give Children of Disabled Veterans Equal Access to Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, and Senator Sherrod Brown, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, reintroduced bicameral legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA health care until they are 26 years old – the same coverage required under the Affordable Care Act for private-sector insurance plans, as well as the military’s TRICARE program.

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  • August 2020
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    Brownley, Lee, DeGette, Nadler, and Pappas Lead Bicameral Amicus Brief Opposing the Trump Administration’s Refusal of Care Rule

    Yesterday, Representatives Julia Brownley (CA-26), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Diana DeGette (CO-1), Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and Chris Pappas (NH-1) led over 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in submitting a Congressional amicus brief challenging the Trump administration’s refusal of care rule.

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  • February 2020
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    Brownley Statement on 2020 State of the Union

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) issued a statement today after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

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  • September 2019
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    Brownley Remarks at Press Event on Firearm Suicide Prevention Legislation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) held a press conference to discuss the importance of implementing firearm suicide prevention legislation. Brownley and Irwin were joined by Ventura County Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, and James Espinoza, a suicide prevention advocate.

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  • April 2019
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    Sen. Brown & Rep. Brownley Introduce Bill to Give Children of Disabled Vets Same Access to Health Care As Other Young People Under ACA

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA healthcare until they are 26 years old – the same coverage required under the Affordable Care Act for private-sector insurance plans, as well as the military’s TRICARE program.

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  • March 2019
  • Brownley Talks Healthcare, Infrastructure and Veterans’ Issues

    When she’s on the job in Washington, D.C., nearly 3,000 miles separate U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley from her constituents in Ventura County.

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  • May 2018
  • House Dems Urge Mulvaney to Reject Proposed Rollback of Transgender Health Protections

    A group of 127 House Democrats is calling on White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to reject a proposal that would roll back ObamaCare’s anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients.

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    127 Democrats Urge OMB Director Mulvaney to Reject Discriminatory Health Care Proposal

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by 127 House Democrats to call on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to uphold the Health Care Rights Law, also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which protects patients from discrimination in health care.

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  • March 2018
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    Brownley, Lee Lead More than 100 Democrats to Call on Department of Health and Human Services to Put Patients First and Withdraw Discriminatory Refusal of Care Rule

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by 104 House Members to call for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to withdraw its proposed Refusal of Care rule. This rule would dramatically expand the ways in which the personal beliefs of healthcare providers can dictate access to care for patients — a discriminatory policy that would be especially harmful to women and LGBTQ individuals. The letter urges HHS to withdraw this proposal and instead focus on expanding and improving health care access and coverage for all Americans.

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  • November 2017
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    GOP CHIP Bill Presents False Choices, Says Brownley

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today regarding the so-called CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (H.R. 3922).

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    Brownley Welcomes Start of Covered California Open Enrollment and Encourages Ventura County Families to Get Covered

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) today welcomed the start of Covered California’s health insurance open enrollment for 2018, and urged Ventura County families to make sure they are covered.

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