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.

  • December 2014
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    Brownley statement on extension of Iran nuclear negotiations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), issued the following statement regarding the extension of the Iran nuclear negotiations: “While I support the diplomatic process, I am concerned that additional delays without further sanctions are allowing Iran to advance their nuclear weapons program without penalty. In 2013, I voted for more sanctions in order […]

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  • November 2014
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    Brownley urges support for E-2D advanced hawkeye

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley, co-chair of the House E-2D Hawkeye Caucus, spearheaded a congressional support effort for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. “As co-chair of the E-2D Hawkeye Caucus and representative of Naval Base Ventura County, home to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye training center, I am pleased to support this critical aircraft, which is […]

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    Brownley spearheads congressional 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 build support for procurement of the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). “I am very pleased that flight testing of Triton is moving forward, and believe that it is critical that Congress support continued […]

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    Brownley renews call to pass the Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — 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, […]

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  • October 2014
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    Brownley fights for NBVC priorities

    OXNARD, CALIF. – 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. “Naval Base Ventura County […]

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  • September 2014
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    Brownley applauds key milestone in Triton program

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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. “I am very pleased that flight testing of Triton is moving forward, and […]

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    Brownley statement on 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Thirteen years ago today, nearly 3,000 people died in senseless acts of terror. We remember the lives of those who perished and send our thoughts and prayers to the […]

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  • July 2014
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    Brownley announces more than $400,000 for the Port of Huneme

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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). “The Port of Hueneme is a connection to world markets, serving as a […]

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  • June 2014
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    Brownley holds reception for service academy appointees and families

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – 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 […]

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  • March 2014
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    Brownley announces unmanned helicopter reconnaissance squadron relocating to Point Mugu

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Navy’s Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron ONE would be relocating to Point Mugu, effective immediately. “I'm pleased to announce the squadron's move to Pt. Mugu,” said Brownley. “Naval Base Ventura County is critical to our local economy, and this move will further strengthen the […]

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  • February 2014
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    Brownley statement on Hagel budget announcement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following 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): “Last month, I contacted the White House Office of Management and Budget to express my opposition […]

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    Brownley introduces “Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. “Transportation Security Officers perform […]

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    Brownley excited about Triton’s future at Point Mugu

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 […]

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  • January 2014
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    Brownley Announces Nominees To Service Academies

    THOUSAND OAKS, CA – 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 […]

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  • October 2013
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    Brownley Fights for Ventura County Ports and Harbors

    WASHINGTON, D.C—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. In order to highlight the importance of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to maintaining our […]

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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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    Representative Brownley To Travel To Israel

    WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Julia Brownley will travel to Israel on Monday to gain a firsthand understanding of some of America’s most pressing foreign policy challenges. Brownley will learn more about the U.S.-Israel relationship, the peace process, Israel’s security situation, and important political and economic trends in the region. She will meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian […]

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  • July 2013
  • Freshman representative makes early mark in Washington

    When US Rep Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) took the oath of office six months ago, she was excited about becoming a new member of the 113th Congress but also understood the great responsibility she had undertaken. Having served six years in the California Assembly, Brownley was familiar with the legislative process, so the learning curve […]

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