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.

  • 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
  • Brownley highlights importance of Ventura Harbor dredging

    California Congresswoman Julia Brownley visited the Ventura Port District recently to celebrate the federal appropriation of $5,516,000 for the maintenance dredging of Ventura Harbor.

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  • March 2022
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    Brownley Delivers $27 Million for Community Projects Throughout Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the inclusion of nine community projects totaling more than $27 million in the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2471) that passed the House of Representatives by a 260-171-1 vote.

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  • February 2022
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    Brownley Applauds Passage of Critical Investments in Alternative Protein Research in the America COMPETES Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of the America COMPETES Act, a bold and transformative legislative package to bolster American production of semiconductor chips, support our national supply chains and American manufacturing, advance U.S. scientific research and innovation, and position American interests and values to strengthen our global competitiveness, while prioritizing and investing in a sustainable future.

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  • November 2021
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    Brownley, Walorski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs and Veteran Small Business Owners

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) announced the recent introduction of the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act, legislation to help support veteran entrepreneurs by reducing barriers to starting a small business.

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    Brownley Applauds Passage of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement on the House passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which makes the largest federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure in decades.

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  • October 2021
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    Brownley Announces $5 Million in Federal Funding for the Port of Hueneme Dredging Project

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Port of Hueneme over $5 million to make critical long-term infrastructure improvements and dredge a berth at the port, which will enable container vessels to load heavier with cargo at each visit.

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  • July 2021
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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of the INVEST in America Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act.

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  • April 2021
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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Help Veterans Find Employment

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley reintroduced the VOW to Hire Heroes Extension Act, which would permanently extend the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for companies that hire veterans and allow qualified tax-exempt organizations to receive a credit against payroll taxes for hiring a veteran.

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  • January 2021
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    Brownley Announces $6.3 Million in Federal Funding for U.S. Army Corps Projects in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced $6.3 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects for the Port of Hueneme and Ventura Harbor.

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  • February 2020
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    Brownley Announces $17 Million in Federal Funding for Army Corps Projects in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced $17 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects in Ventura County at Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura Harbor, and the Port of Hueneme.

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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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  • August 2019
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    Brownley Announces $1.5 Million for Ventura County to Help Local Governments Maintain Critical Community Services

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Ventura County will receive more than $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Interior through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to help local governments maintain critical community services.

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  • July 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Help Americans Start Small Businesses

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Start Up in a Day Act, legislation that will permanently authorize the Small Business Administration’s initiative to streamline the tedious processes of starting a business. The bill establishes a competitive grant program for states and local governments to assist entrepreneurs in starting a small business by developing the tools that will allow them to apply for licenses and permits needed to start a business within 24 hours or less.

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  • June 2019
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    Brownley and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Castor Take Tour of Ventura County to See Firsthand the Impacts of Climate Change and Efforts Underway to Combat These Effects

    On Friday, May 31st, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, took a tour of Ventura County to discuss the various ways climate change is already affecting and will continue to impact different sectors of the region. Congresswoman Brownley and Chair Castor visited Naval Base Ventura County – Point Mugu, held a roundtable discussion at the Port of Hueneme, and toured Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo.  

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  • September 2018
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    Brownley Welcomes House Passage of Funding Bill That Supports Our Servicemembers, Invests in Medical Research and Our Children’s Future

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released the following statement today after passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of new federal funding that will support our servicemembers and invest in critical drivers of our economy. The funding comes as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act.

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    Congresswoman Brownley Visits Smiths Interconnect in Thousand Oaks as Part of “Julia at Your Job” Tour

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) toured Smiths Interconnect, located in Thousand Oaks, a company that designs, manufactures, and tests precision antennas and antenna systems, on Tuesday. She met with Smiths Interconnect employees and saw firsthand the critical role local manufacturers play in our region’s economy as part of her “Julia at Your Job” series.

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  • July 2018
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    Brownley Statement on BMW Announcement Moving SUV Production to China Due to Trump Trade War

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley released a statement on BMW’s announcement that it is raising prices on American manufactured automobiles and increasing production in China due to President Trump’s trade war.

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