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.

  • February 2017
  • Town hall brings drama, fears on health care

    By Tom Kiskin Appeared Originally On Ventura County Star More than 200 people filled every inch of a library conference room in Camarillo, standing in doorways and lined up four deep in the back. Some carried signs to a Tuesday night town hall meeting held by U.S Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village. “Patients Over Politics,” […]

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  • January 2017
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    Brownley Protecting ACA Floor Speech

    All Americans should have access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage. Watch my speech on the House floor about my constituents, Judith and KC, and their struggle to find consistent, life-saving healthcare.

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  • May 2016
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    Brownley’s Woman’s Health Amendment Passes House

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s (D-Westlake Village) amendment to H.R. 4641, a bill establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Best Practices for Pain Management.  The Brownley amendment added the Office of Women’s Health to the inter-agency task force on pain management created under the bill. After Brownley’s amendment was included, the final bill passed the House in a vote of 412 to 4.

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    Brownley Demands Plan of Action to Improve Oxnard Clinic

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) hosted a discussion with community stakeholders on the status of veterans’ healthcare services and plans for immediate improvements at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Oxnard.

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  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • A Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood is a Vote to Defund Women’s Health

    As a woman, a mother and a member of Congress, I have been a tireless advocate for protecting women’s health. Reproductive health is a cornerstone of women’s equality and economic opportunity. Every woman should have access to reproductive health services like cancer screenings, tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, preventive care and birth control.

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  • June 2015
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  • January 2015
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    Brownley Reintroduces Veterans Medical Access Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the “Veterans Medical Access Act” (H.R. 288), which would ensure blinded and catastrophically disabled veterans have access to the healthcare they need.

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  • October 2014
  • September 2014
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    Brownley Announces Grant for Casa Pacifica

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is awarding an $85,634 grant to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families for the first year of its behavioral health workforce education and training program for professionals and paraprofessionals. For this three-year program, the recommended total federal grant support would be $312,014, pending the availability of funds and satisfactory progress.

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    Brownley Offers Amendment to Prevent Health Insurance Companies from Discriminating Against Women Who Work for Small Businesses

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) offered an amendment to prevent insurance companies from discriminating against women. Brownley’s amendment would stop insurance companies from charging small businesses higher premiums for their female employees, and from selling group plans that deny women contraception or critical maternity care coverage.

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  • August 2014
  • July 2014
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    Brownley Co-Sponsors the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act”

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and dozens of House colleagues will introduce the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act.” The bill would stop for-profit corporations from imposing religious beliefs on employees and denying birth control coverage. The bill maintains existing exemptions for religious employers (e.g., houses of worship) and religious non-profits.

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  • A Shortsighted Supreme Court

    Last week was a bad week for women and their families. Like many of you, I was deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s shortsighted 5-4 Hobby Lobby decision allowing some employers to deny basic health care to their workers. At stake was whether the owners of a corporation have the right to impose their religious beliefs on their employees, at the cost of a woman’s health or even her life.

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