• May 2017
  • Hank Lacayo’s legacy of public service

    By Editorial Board Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star When Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Ventura County in August, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, said, “When I think of Ventura County, I think of Hank Lacayo, and when I think of our country, I think […]

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  • Amped up: County constituents flood Congress with messages

    By Tom Kiskin Originally Appeared on The Ventura County Star Minutes after a political activist posted U.S. Rep. Steve Knight’s cellphone number on Facebook, Sam Kaeser’s fingers danced. “No AHVA,” the 60-year-old Democrat from Simi Valley texted the Republican congressman, then firing off a second message. “Oops — no AHCA! Stupid autocorrect.” She sat with […]

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  • April 2017
  • A year later, veterans wait less at Oxnard clinic

    By Tom Kiskin Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star Patients wait far less for appointments at an Oxnard Veterans Affairs clinic that a year ago struggled with staffing shortages and was considered among the worst in the nation for wait times, according to new VA records. In February, veterans who were returning patients at […]

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  • February 2017
  • Julia Brownley hosts health care town hall in Camarillo

    By Tracy Lehr Originally Appeared on KEYT CAMARILLO, Calif. – Hundreds of people packed a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Julia Brownley on Tuesday night at the Camarillo Library. The hot topic was health care. Brownley invited a panel of health care professionals to talked about health care needs and the Affordable Care Act. […]

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  • Rep. Brownley Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

    Chairman Dent, Ranking Member Wasserman Schultz, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today about my priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs portfolio includes a number of important priorities for my district, and I’m pleased to […]

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  • October 2016
  • September 2016
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    Brownley Announces Over $3.2 Million in Grants to Support STEM Programs at Local Colleges and Universities

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded over $3.2 million in grants to local colleges and universities to support activities and programs to increase the number of Latino and low-income students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree programs at Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Ventura County.

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    Brownley Announces $1.6 Million Grant for Kellogg Park

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced a $1.6 million grant from the National Park Service (NPS) to the City of Ventura for the construction of the newly proposed Kellogg Park. The funding would cover landscaping, construction of the playground, open space, picnic areas, and fitness equipment.

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    Brownley Announces Permanent Coast Guard Base at Naval Base Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that the Coast Guard has decided to make their current operating base at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) permanent. The Coast Guard move to NBVC is due to the previously announced closure of the Air Station Los Angeles facility at Los Angeles International Airport. (Please see the attached letter from the Coast Guard).

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  • August 2016
  • Ventura County board endorses St. Francis Dam memorial

    A bill that would establish a national memorial to honor the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster was endorsed Tuesday by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The bill has passed the House and is pending in the U.S. Senate. Rep. Julia Brownley, who appeared before supervisors to seek their support, said afterward that […]

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  • May 2016
  • Turned-off alarm delayed response to Refugio oil spill, federal report says

    WASHINGTON — An alarm that should have notified a Plains All American Pipeline operator of a rupture had been turned off, delaying the response to a devastating oil spill a year ago at Refugio State Beach, officials with the federal pipeline safety agency said Thursday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration released its final investigative […]

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    Brownley Bill to Protect Veterans Passes Subcommittee

    Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) approved Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s (D-Westlake Village) bill, the Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act (H.R. 2975). Brownley’s bill was approved as an amendment to the Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act (H.R. 4087).

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    Brownley Demands Plan of Action to Improve Oxnard Clinic

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) hosted a discussion with community stakeholders on the status of veterans’ healthcare services and plans for immediate improvements at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Oxnard.

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    Brownley Announces Launch of Port of Hueneme Phase II Shore Power project

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) and the Port of Hueneme Board of Harbor Commissioners announced the launch of Phase II of the Port’s Grid-Based Shore Power Project. Brownley secured a $500,000 grant for this project that will significantly reduce diesel emissions from refrigerated cargo vessels.

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    Brownley to Host Discussion Regarding Oxnard CBOC

    On Monday, May 9, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host a discussion with community stakeholders on the status of veterans’ healthcare services and plans for immediate improvements at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Oxnard.

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