Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) is a strategic asset to our national security and will play an even greater role in our national defense as the Department of Defense continues to refocus and shift attention towards the Asia-Pacific region. As the proud representative of NBVC, I have been working in Congress to bring new commands to NBVC and to support the over 19,000 active-duty servicemembers and civilians who work hard there every day to serve our nation.

  • November 2017
  • October 2017
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    Brownley Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued a statement today regarding the President’s decision not to recertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

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  • July 2017
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    Brownley Statement on House Republican Proposal to Impose New Fees on Servicemembers

    Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to a draft House Republican bill that would impose new GI Bill enrollment fees on servicemembers: “I am absolutely opposed to imposing new fees on servicemembers or veterans who want to access their GI Bill […]

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  • California members of Congress react to Syria strikes

    By Bartholomew Sullivan Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star WASHINGTON – While some members of Congress representing Ventura County deemed Thursday night’s U.S. missile attack on a Syrian airbase a “necessary” response to the regime’s sarin gas attack on civilians, all said Friday that further military action there must come in consultation with Congress. […]

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  • February 2017
  • 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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  • December 2016
  • Pay raise, National Guard bonus in defense bill

    By Bartholomew D Sullivan Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Star WASHINGTON – California National Guard members asked to refund re-enlistment bonuses they signed up for in good faith are expected to be able to keep the money under provisions of a massive defense bill President Barack Obama is expected to sign this week. For […]

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  • October 2016
  • Lawmaker Rips DoD Takeback of Troop Bonuses as ‘Boneheaded’

    By Brendan McGarry and Amy Bushatz Originally Appeared on Millitary.com Days after a news organization reported the Defense Department is forcing National Guardsmen from California to pay back bonuses received in error, lawmakers and advocates are calling on officials to forgive their debt. Rep. Julia Brownley, a Democrat from the state, is among a growing […]

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  • September 2016
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    Rep. Brownley announces permanent Coast Guard base at Naval Base Ventura County

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 […]

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  • February 2016
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    Brownley amendments approved to improve wildfire fighting and reduce human trafficking

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee adopted two amendments offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act/H.R. 4441). The bill will reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration programs, including the Airport Improvement Program, address aviation safety, improve the aircraft certification process, and privatize air […]

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  • November 2015
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    Brownley statement on H.R. 4038

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on her vote on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act: “Throughout my career, I have been a staunch advocate for welcoming refugees into the United States. In Congress, I have consistently fought for more funding for humanitarian aid, more visas, and more […]

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  • September 2015
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    Brownley Spearhead bipartisan support for triton

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has spearheaded a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to fund the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). “The Triton program will bring hundreds of jobs to Ventura County, boosting our local economy and strengthening Naval Base Ventura County’s position as an essential component […]

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  • August 2015
  • Why I am Supporting the Iran Nuclear Deal

    Iran has long worked to develop a nuclear weapon, and the international community has long struggled with the best way to stop them. There have been sanctions, negotiations and considerations of military strikes.

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  • February 2015
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    Brownley statement on votes for short-term DHS funding bills

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on her votes for the short-term funding bills for the Department of Homeland Security: “It is absolutely irresponsible to threaten a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. While I believe Speaker Boehner must allow the House to vote on the bipartisan, […]

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  • December 2014
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    Brownley welcomes UClass fleet integration team to Point Mugu

    OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Navy will be establishing an Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Fleet Integration Team (FIT) at Point Mugu. “I am proud to report that the UCLASS FIT will be based at Point Mugu, which is yet another example of Naval Base […]

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    Brownley statement on NDAA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), issued the following statement regarding her vote on the NDAA: “My vote in favor of the 2015 NDAA was a vote to support the existing and new commands coming to NBVC and to support servicemembers. It was a vote to support reforms to the military justice system to […]

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