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.

  • September 2014
  • 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 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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  • 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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    Brownley to Travel to Israel

    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 leaders and explore opportunities for bilateral economic and technological cooperation with the Israeli business community.

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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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  • June 2013
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    Brownley: Equality Prevails

    Representative Julia Brownleyreleased a statement today after the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, and issued a procedural ruling in the Proposition 8 case that allows a lower court decision striking down Proposition 8 to take effect, allowing same-sex marriages to resume in the state of California.

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  • Port of Hueneme to get security funding

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, has proposed $97.5 million in security funding for the Port of Hueneme and other ports as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Brownley’s amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act would fund the Port Security Grant program. Program money has been cut in recent years, and Brownley’s amendment would […]

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    Brownley: Protect California’s Ports

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), included critical infrastructure security funding for Port Hueneme and other ports as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

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