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.

  • March 2013
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    Rep. Brownley and Rep. Cook Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Streamline, Accelerate Veteran Hiring Process

    This week, Representative Julia Brownley and Representative Paul Cook introduced H.Res. 104, a bipartisan resolution that demands help for veterans as they transition back to civilian life and find employment when they complete their service. The resolution urges the Department of Defense to work with state governments and industry to provide transferable credentials and licenses to veterans for skills they developed while on active duty. Additionally, it stresses that federal and state governments need to work together to help the spouses of active duty servicemembers transfer employment after relocation.

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  • Brownley resolution would help veterans transfer military skills to civilian jobs

      WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, is calling on the Defense Department to help veterans have an easier transition to civilian life and find employment when they finish their service. Brownley and Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, filed a resolution this week asking the Pentagon to work with state governments and industry to […]

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  • February 2013