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.

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and engines for jobs and economic growth. Supporting small businesses is critically important for our prosperity, not only in our communities, but across the nation. In Congress, I am a strong supporter of Small Business Administration programs that help small businesses get started and grow. I have also supported legislation to reduce bureaucratic red tape and to make our tax code more fair to all businesses that create jobs here at home.

  • January 2018
  • November 2017
  • Representative Challenges President’s Proposed Tax Reform

    President Trump said the tax cuts would be huge. They would go straight to the middle-class, and everyone would get a $4,000 raise. The plan would create jobs and spur growth. And all of this would be done without adding any more money to the national debt. Listening to the rhetoric, the plan sounded quite glorious.

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  • August 2017
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    As Part of “Julia at Your Job” Tour, Congresswoman Brownley Visits Ventura County Companies to Discuss Importance of Local Businesses to Region’s Economy

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) toured three Ventura County businesses today to see firsthand the critical role local companies play in our region’s economy. She met with business leaders and employees and discussed the importance of creating good-paying jobs and ensuring workers have the skills they need to succeed in their careers.

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  • December 2015
  • June 2015
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    Brownley Announces $500,000 for Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB-VC) is one of 20 workforce development boards in the nation to receive a grant from the Department of Labor (DOL) “Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release,” or LEAP initiative.

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  • May 2015
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    Brownley Reintroduces Vow to Hire Heros Extension Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the VOW to Hire Heroes Extension Act, which would expand and extend the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for companies that hire veterans through December 31, 2018 and allow qualified tax-exempt organizations to make a credit available against payroll taxes for hiring a veteran.

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  • March 2015
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
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    Brownley Applauds Key Milestone in Triton Program

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) congratulated the U.S. Department of the Navy and Northrop Grumman on a key milestone in the development of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) upon its arrival at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

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    Brownley offers amendment to prevent health insurance companies from discriminating against women who work for small businesses

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. The amendment failed by a […]

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  • August 2014
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    Brownley honors american workers on Labor Day

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement honoring American workers on Labor Day: “On Labor Day, we pause and honor the hardworking men and women who have helped shape the American landscape and forge the American Dream. As we enjoy a day with family and friends, let us […]

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    Brownley announces more than $600,000 for ventura county airports

    OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $600,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for much-needed infrastructure projects at the Camarillo and Oxnard airports. “The Camarillo and Oxnard airports play an essential role in driving Ventura County’s diverse economy,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “Last year, I successfully fought to […]

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  • July 2014
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    Brownley announces more than $400,000 for the Port of Huneme

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village), announced that the Port of Hueneme will receive more than $400,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2014 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). “The Port of Hueneme is a connection to world markets, serving as a […]

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  • June 2014
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    Brownley announces $1.4 million for ventura county

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Ventura County will receive more than $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Interior through their 2014 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. This is an increase from the $1.3 million that Ventura County received in 2013 under this same program. “Rural communities are important drivers […]

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    Brownley applauds executive order prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded the President’s signing of an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation against workers. In March, Brownley, and more than 100 other members, urged the President to sign such an executive order. “Discrimination – whether it’s based on race, […]

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    Brownley introduces bill to connect students with local manufacturing jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) unveiled the American Manufacturing Jobs for Students Act (H.R. 4815), legislation intended to provide career education and counseling about local manufacturing jobs for middle and high school students. “We need to provide the resources to help connect students with 21st century careers at businesses here in […]

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