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.

  • May 2014
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    Brownley applauds house passage of water resources reform and development act conference agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded the House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference agreement (WRRDA, H.R. 3080). “Ensuring adequate dredging and maintenance of our ports and harbors is a critical component of our regional economic success and prospects for job creation,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “There are […]

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    Brownley receives small business council of america 2014 congressional rising star award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) received the Small Business Council of America’s (SBCA’s) 2014 Congressional Rising Star Award in recognition of the strong leadership she has demonstrated in her first term in Congress and her efforts on behalf of small businesses, including her sponsorship of H.R. 3640, the Innovation, Research, […]

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  • April 2014
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    Congresswoman Brownley and colleagues send letter in support of advanced manufacturing in Southern California

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and her colleagues sent a letter to Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker in support of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) application for the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) designation, which would help boost innovation and job creation in the aerospace and defense […]

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  • March 2014
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    Brownley announces unmanned helicopter reconnaissance squadron relocating to Point Mugu

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Navy’s Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron ONE would be relocating to Point Mugu, effective immediately. “I'm pleased to announce the squadron's move to Pt. Mugu,” said Brownley. “Naval Base Ventura County is critical to our local economy, and this move will further strengthen the […]

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  • Securing Funds for Dredging a Real Team Effort

    Last week, I was pleased to announce nearly $12 million in federal funds for the dredging of the Channel Islands Harbor and $10.5 million for the Ventura Harbor dredging project. It’s a big win for Ventura County, our harbors, Hueneme Beach and Ventura County’s economy.

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    Brownley and Takano introduce Help Hire our Heros Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) introduced the Help Hire Our Heroes Act, a bill that would extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for six months. This extension of the VRAP authorization and additional funding would allow veterans to participate and would pay veterans VRAP benefits […]

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  • Brownley Anuncia $12 Millones para El Dragado del Puerto de Channel Islands

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hoy, la congresista Julia Brownley (D- Westlake Village) anunció que cerca de $12 millones en fondos serán disponibles para el dragado del Puerto de Channel Islands y para reponer arena en la Playa Hueneme, que ha sido amenazada con el potencial de daño estructural a carreteras y edificios debido a la erosión […]

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    Brownley announces $12 million for Channel Islands Harbor dredging

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced nearly $12 million in funding will be made available to dredge Channel Islands Harbor and to replenish sand at Hueneme Beach, which has been threatened with potential structural damage to roads and buildings due to severe erosion. Funding will come from $4.4 million in the […]

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  • February 2014
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    Brownley applauds administration’s export/import initiative

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded President Obama’s signing of an Executive Order that will improve the export/import processes for America’s small businesses by requiring completion of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) by December 2016.  Once completed, the ITDS will reduce approval and processing times for U.S. small businesses seeking […]

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    Brownley excited about Triton’s future at Point Mugu

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) expressed her strong support for the upcoming arrival of the Triton Unmanned Aircraft System at Point Mugu. The Triton program will have an initial 4 officers and 43 enlisted sailors based at Naval Base Ventura County in 2015, a presence that is expected to grow to […]

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  • January 2014
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    Brownley statement on farm bill conference agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on the Farm Bill conference agreement: “After many months working directly with our growers in Ventura County toward passage of a Farm Bill that serves the needs of our growers, especially for our specialty crop growers, I’m pleased that the conference committee […]

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  • Declaracion de la Congresista Brownley sobre el acuerdo de la ley agricola

    WASHINGTON , D.C. – La congresista Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el acuerdo de la ley agrícola:  “Después de muchos meses trabajando juntos con nuestros cultivadores en el Condado de Ventura para lograr la aprobación de una ley agrícola que sirve a las necesidades de nuestros productores, especialmente para nuestros productores […]

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  • December 2013
  • Urgent Need to Extend Lifeline to Unemployed

    Everyone remembers what happened five years ago when our economy fell into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Everyone knows someone — or knows of someone — who lost their job through no fault of their own during this severe economic downturn.

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    Brownley Bill Benefitting Ventura County Sent to President’s Desk

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Senate sent to the President’s desk legislation passed last week by the House that includes a provision spearheaded by Congresswoman Brownley (D-Westlake Village) that will directly benefit Ventura County.   Brownley originally introduced the provision as a stand-alone bill in the House (H.R. 1581). The legislation would transfer land from […]

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  • Proyecti de lay de Brownley que benefica el condado de ventura es enviado al presidente

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ayer, el Senado envió un proyecto de ley al Presidente que fue aprobada la semana pasada por la Cámara de Representantes, que incluye una provisión escrita por la congresista Brownley (D-Westlake Village) que beneficiará directamente al Condado de Ventura. Brownley introdujo originalmente la provisión como un proyecto de ley independiente en la […]

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    Congresswoman Brownley Introduces Innovation, Research, and Manufacturing Act

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Innovation, Research, and Manufacturing Act, which would expand and make permanent the research and development tax credit. “Investments in research and development spur job creation, and the R&D tax credit helps businesses both large and small invest in new technology to keep Ventura County […]

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  • November 2013
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    Brownley Stands With Colleagues To Call For Action On Immigration Reform

    WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) joined House Freshmen lawmakers and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer for a press conference to urge Speaker Boehner to act without delay on immigration reform. “Let’s move forward together by passing our bipartisan bill in the House, to help grow our economy – in Ventura County, […]

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  • October 2013
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    Brownley Fights to Keep Gasoline Prices Low

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) offered a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 992, the so-called Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act. “Every time there’s a gas price hike, it directly impacts our local and national economy.  My amendment would ensure that consumers, families, specialty crop growers, and other businesses throughout Ventura County are protected […]

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