The federal tax code needs reform, and believe that Congress must make the tax code more fair to working families and small businesses. I believe that any tax reform proposal must take into account all taxes that individuals and small business pay, including payroll taxes, income taxes, and taxes on investment income. I also support closing corporate tax loopholes and ending tax breaks that reward corporations that move jobs overseas.

  • May 2021
  • A transformative investment in America’s working families

    The past year has been filled with tremendous challenges, tragic loss of life, and unprecedented economic upheaval. Ventura County has faced many crises over the years, and through each one, we’ve come together as a community to overcome them and emerge better and more resilient than before. While the pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges our nation has ever faced, I believe we can come out of it stronger by targeting our recovery with our future in mind.

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  • April 2021
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    Brownley Introduces Legislative Package to Protect Homeowners

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of legislation to make homeownership more affordable for working families and to restore the deduction for property and casualty losses for property owners who lose their home in a disaster.

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  • June 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Help Homeowners Recover After Disasters

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Protecting Homeowners from Disaster Act, legislation that will restore the tax deduction for property and casualty losses that was eliminated by the 2017 GOP Tax Scam.

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    Brownley Reintroduces Bill to Help Unemployed and Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Find Employment

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the VOW to Hire Heroes Extension Act of 2019, which would permanently extend the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for companies that hire veterans and allow qualified tax-exempt organizations to receive a credit against payroll taxes for hiring a veteran.

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  • January 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bills to Help Ventura County Families Achieve and Maintain American Dream of Homeownership

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced two bills to make it easier for Ventura County families to achieve and maintain homeownership.

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  • September 2018
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    Brownley: GOP Tax Scam 2.0 Is Gift to 1%, While Hurting Californians and Leaving Working Families With the Bill

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today following passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the GOP Scam 2.0.

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  • December 2017
  • The Tax Bill that Stole Christmas

    Last week, Republicans in Congress used a procedural gimmick to force through one of the most unpopular tax bills in history, without an iota of Democratic input. They robbed the middle class to give more to the uber-rich and corporations that outsource jobs — just in time for the holidays.

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    Partisan Tax Bill Is Missed Opportunity for Real Reform, Says Brownley

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today after the House vote on the Republican tax bill.

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  • November 2017
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    America Needs Real Tax Reform, Not the GOP Tax Scam, Says Brownley

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today on passage of the House Republican tax bill.

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  • Representative Challenges President’s Proposed Tax Reform

    President Trump said the tax cuts would be huge. They would go straight to the middle-class, and everyone would get a $4,000 raise. The plan would create jobs and spur growth. And all of this would be done without adding any more money to the national debt. Listening to the rhetoric, the plan sounded quite glorious.

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    GOP Tax Cut Bill Puts Billionaires Ahead of Middle-Class Families, Says Brownley

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today regarding introduction of the House Republicans’ tax cut bill.

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  • March 2016
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    Brownley Hosts Income Tax Assistance Workshop

    On Saturday, March 19, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host an Income Tax Assistance Workshop in Oxnard. This free service is available to individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2015. Representatives with the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate and Brownley staff will also be available to answer questions.

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