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.

  • April 2017
  • 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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    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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  • February 2016
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    Brownley Amendments Approved to Improve Wildfire Fighting and Reduce Human Trafficking

    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 traffic control services.

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  • November 2015
  • Support for Syrian Refugees and Tougher Screening are not Mutually Exclusive

    Re: The Star’s Nov. 22 editorial, “Don’t let fear erode America’s historic values”: The editorial suggested I was dismissive of a vote I took to certify the screening of Syrian refugees hoping to settle in the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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    Brownley Statement on H.R. 4038

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement on her vote on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act.

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  • September 2015
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    Brownley Spearhead Bipartisan Support for Triton

    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).

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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

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement on her votes for the short-term funding bills for the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • December 2014
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    Brownley Welcomes UClass Fleet Integration Team to Point Mugu

    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.

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    Brownley Statement on NDAA

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement regarding her vote on the NDAA.

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    Brownley Statement on Extension of Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement regarding the extension of the Iran nuclear negotiations.

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  • November 2014
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    Brownley Urges Support for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, co-chair of the House E-2D Hawkeye Caucus, spearheaded a congressional support effort for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.

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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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