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 2014
  • July 2014
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    Brownley Announces More Than $400,000 for the Port of Huneme

    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).

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  • June 2014
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    Brownley Announces $1.4 Million for Ventura County

    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.

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  • May 2014
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    Brownley Receives Small Business Council of America 2014 Congressional Rising Star Award

    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, and Manufacturing Act, which would expand and make permanent the research and development tax credit.

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  • April 2014
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    Brownley and Colleagues Send Letter in Support of Advanced Manufacturing in Southern California

    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 industries in the region.

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  • March 2014
  • 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

    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 through September 30, 2014.

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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

    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.

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  • February 2014
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    Brownley Applauds Administration’s Export/Import Initiative

    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 to import and export goods from days to minutes.

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    Brownley Excited about Triton’s Future at Point Mugu

    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 700 servicemembers by 2020. According to the Navy’s draft environmental assessment released in February 2013, the county is expected to grow by nearly 2,400 new residents when including family members and support personnel as a result.

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  • January 2014
  • 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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