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.

  • February 2014
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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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  • 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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  • November 2013
  • October 2013
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    Brownley Fights for Ventura County Ports and Harbors

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted two amendments offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA, H.R. 3080). Both amendments are designed to specifically support Ventura County’s ports and harbors.

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  • Julia Brownley: Budgeting at its absolute worst

    Here we are. Day 13 of a completely avoidable federal government shutdown, forced upon us by House Speaker John Boehner and the tea party members of his caucus. Instead of working together with Democrats and moderate Republicans to find a bipartisan funding solution, he aligned himself with the tea party and chose the irresponsible and […]

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    Brownley Applauds Important Next Step for the Farm Bill

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) expressed her relief that the Farm Bill will move to conference, an important next step in passing a final Farm Bill that supports farmers and growers in Ventura County and keeps food prices affordable for families.

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    Brownley Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced her support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (H.R. 15), introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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  • September 2013
  • In Our Time of Need, a Bipartisan Call to Action

    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.

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  • August 2013
  • Port of Hueneme Secures More Than $900,000 in Security Funds

    Rep. Julia Brownley announced Friday that more than $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been secured to fund security at the Port of Hueneme. The port applied for the funds and Brownley, D-Westlake Village, sent a letter to the department in support of the application, according to her spokesman Jason Pitt. The […]

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  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Fight for Equality and Equal Pay for Equal Work

    Women’s Equality Day celebrates the ratification on Aug. 26, 1920, of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. However, nearly a century later, women are still second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay for equal work. The hard-and-bitter truth is that a half century since the Equal Pay Act […]

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    Brownley Announces More Than $900,000 for Port Hueneme

    Today Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Port Hueneme will receive more than $900,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2013 Port Security Grant Program.

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