We must invest in our nation’s infrastructure including our airports, roads, bridges, and waterways that are vital to the movements of people and goods across our country. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have been working to address the infrastructure challenges facing Ventura County.

  • January 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bills to Increase Local Infrastructure Investment, Cut Big Oil Subsidies

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced two pieces of legislation that would increase local infrastructure investments, improve safety, create jobs, and reduce congestion. Specifically, the first bill would eliminate tax subsidies for Big Oil and redirect those funds to the Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program, which helps states and localities fund infrastructure projects. The second bill would increase the portion of the STBG program that goes directly to local communities, like Ventura County.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Add Port of Hueneme and Other Major Ports to National Multimodal Freight Network

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced the National Multimodal Freight Network Improvement Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to include the Port of Hueneme and other ports with annual cargo value of $1 billion or more on the National Multimodal Freight Network. The Network was established to strengthen economic competitiveness, reduce congestion and bottlenecks, and improve the safety, security, efficiency, and reliability of freight transportation. There is concern that the Port of Hueneme and other major ports will be excluded from the Network — contrary to original Congressional intent — if only cargo weight, and not value, are considered for inclusion.

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  • Political Roundup | January 2019

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, has hit the ground running as part of the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House with several new bills aimed at addressing local and national issues.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Ensure Fair Treatment for TSA Officers Killed in Line of Duty in Honor of Late LAX TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, legislation that would 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. Brownley first introduced this bill in the 113th Congress in response to the tragic shooting death of TSA Officer Gerardo I. Hernandez at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, November 1, 2013.

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  • December 2018
  • September 2018
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    House Passes Brownley Legislation to Support Veterans, Curb Human Trafficking, Improve Integration of UAVs

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the House-Senate conference agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (H.R. 302), including provisions authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) to support veterans and to curb human trafficking. The bill also includes critical funding for our nation’s aviation system and helps address airplane noise in our community. It is expected to be passed by the Senate and signed into law in the coming days.

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    Brownley Welcomes Passage of Disaster Recovery Reform Act

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. This bill, which is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law in the coming days, will help communities better mitigate against and respond to disasters like wildfires and earthquakes. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) has been fighting for this legislation to better prepare for and prevent disasters like the Thomas Fire.

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    Brownley and Colleagues Secure Passage of Bill to Address Airplane Noise

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) today voted in support of the House-Senate conference agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2023 and help reduce airplane noise concerns in Ventura County and across the country. The bill passed the House of Representatives today and is expected to be passed by the Senate and sent to the President’s desk for signature in the coming days.

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    Brownley Welcomes House Passage of Funding Bill That Invests in Ventura County’s Port, Harbors, and Navy Base

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) welcomed passage yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives of new federal funding for projects in Ventura County. The funding, which comes in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895), supports dredging at Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor, “donor port” funds for the Port of Hueneme, and new infrastructure projects at Naval Base Ventura County.

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    Brownley Announces $10 Million in Federal Support to Improve Metrolink Rail Safety

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) will receive $9.9 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade its Positive Train Control (PTC) system in Ventura County and throughout Southern California to further improve rail safety. PTC systems help prevent collisions and derailments. This announcement comes ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the Metrolink crash in Chatsworth that took place on September 12, 2008 and killed 25 people, including 21 Ventura County residents.

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  • August 2018
  • Senate Needs to Pass Disaster Recovery Reform Bill

    This community was tested during the Thomas Fire – but from first responders and emergency personnel, to the many organizations and volunteers who supported the evacuation and relief effort, Ventura County came together to support friends and neighbors in need. While this area is on the road to recovery, we must remain vigilant and start planning ahead because we don’t know when another disaster may strike. But we need the Senate’s help to do that.

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  • July 2018
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    Brownley Announces $300,000 Grant for United Water Conservation District Groundwater Treatment Project

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced a $300,000 federal grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that was awarded to United Water Conservation District to build an iron and manganese filtration system for deep wells at the El Rio Water Treatment and Groundwater Recharge Facility. This project will help maintain a reliable supply of water during drought conditions.

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  • June 2018
  • May 2018