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.

  • February 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
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    Brownley Spearheads Congressional Support for Triton

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has spearheaded a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to build support for procurement of the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

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    Brownley Renews Call to Pass the Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act

    One year ago today, on November 1, 2013, the first Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer was tragically killed in the line of duty. This was the first such incident in the history of the TSA. Unfortunately, current law does not provide TSA officers with death benefits like those offered to firefighters, police officers, FBI agents, or state troopers.

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  • October 2014
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    Brownley Fights for NBVC Priorities

    Since being elected to Congress, Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has been fighting for Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). As part of her ongoing efforts, Brownley has contacted the House Armed Services Committee to reiterate priorities for the upcoming conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2015.

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  • September 2014
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    Brownley Applauds Key Milestone in Triton Program

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) congratulated the U.S. Department of the Navy and Northrop Grumman on a key milestone in the development of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) upon its arrival at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

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  • 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 Holds Reception for Service Academy Appointees and Families

    On Monday, June 16, 2014, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) held a reception outside her Thousand Oaks office for the nine Ventura County high school students nominated by her who accepted appointments to U.S. service academies – the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland (USNA), and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USAFA). 

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  • March 2014
  • February 2014
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    Brownley Statement on Hagel Budget Announcement

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued a statement in response to Secretary Hagel’s announcement regarding the President’s FY2015 budget request and the proposal for a new round of a domestic Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

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    Brownley introduces “Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act”

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act (H.R. 4026), which would amend federal law to ensure that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees killed in the line of duty receive the same death benefits that other federal law enforcement officers already receive.

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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
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    Brownley Announces Nominees To Service Academies

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) recently announced the 28 high school students who received Congressional nominations to the U.S. service academies, which include the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York; and United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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  • 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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