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.

  • April 2024
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    Brownley Secures $3.8 Million for Water Pipeline Replacement Projects in Oxnard

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced an award of $3,806,152 for the City of Oxnard to replace aging cast iron waterline pipes at risk of failure throughout the city. The 60-year-old pipes have reached the end of their useful life, and are constantly in need of repairs, which is disruptive and costly to the residents of the city. With this funding, the city will be able to deliver clean water to the residents of Oxnard while creating good-paying jobs in the region.

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  • March 2024
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    Brownley Secures $10.3 Million for Community Projects in the Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the inclusion of 13 community projects totaling more than $10.3 million that she secured in the Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. This legislation will ensure the federal government remains open, and it also includes targeted investments that address the climate crisis, strengthen critical infrastructure, provide essential resources to our local law enforcement agencies, and create good-paying jobs. 

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  • January 2024
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    Brownley, Carbajal Secure $12 Million for EV Charging Infrastructure Across Ventura County

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congressman Salud Carbajal announced a grant award of $12 million for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across Ventura County. With this funding, the County of Ventura will make critical investments to ensure that residents, businesses, and visitors to the region are able to take part in a cleaner, greener, and safer future, while creating jobs and strengthening the local economy.  

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  • July 2023
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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of the 2023 FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement following House passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years. The House-passed bill includes two provisions authored by Brownley, the Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act and the Women in Aviation Advisory Board Act.

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  • June 2023
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    Brownley Bills Advance in FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement following the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years.

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  • Lawmakers Call for National Crackdown on Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses

    The data collection would also cover when and where the violations are most likely to occur and information about the drivers who pass stopped buses, according to the text of the bill, introduced by Reps. Rudy Yakym, R-Ind., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif.

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  • May 2023
  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley delivers $375,000 to the Port of Hueneme’s Environmental Initiative

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) visited the Port of Hueneme to deliver a check in the amount of $375,000 in support of the Port of Hueneme’s Reducing Emissions, Supporting Health (PHRESH) Plan that will assess and address emissions, air quality requirements, and goals, as well as look at future growth scenarios, emission control strategies, community involvement, strategy funding, implementation, and monitoring.

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  • April 2023
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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize Women in Aviation Advisory Board

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of the Women in Aviation Advisory Board Act, legislation which would reauthorize the Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) and allow for the continuation of the WIAAB’s work in developing recommendations and strategies to encourage women to pursue a career in aviation. 

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  • Legislation would incentivize sustainable aviation fuel

    “In order to face the existential threat to the future of our planet head-on, we need to be creative, be innovative, and act quickly to mitigate the devastating impacts of the climate crisis,” Brownley said.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Make the Federal Government a Zero-Emission Leader and Improve Sustainability of Federal Infrastructure

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Green Energy for Federal Buildings Act and the Green Federal Fleet Act to direct federal resources towards renewable energy initiatives at federal facilities and on federal lands and when procuring vehicles.

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    Brownley, Schneider Introduce Legislation to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Aviation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and Congressman Brad Schneider introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and support the aviation industry in reducing carbon emissions.

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  • February 2023
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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Extend Public Safety Officer Benefits to TSA Officers

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, which would allow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers killed in the line of duty to receive the same benefits as other law enforcement officers under the U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Officer Benefits Program. 

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  • January 2023
  • Senior center patio to get cozy cover

    U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley presented a ceremonial $1 million check to the city Jan. 20 to build a new cover over the center’s 3,500-square-foot patio.

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  • Santa Paula receives $2M for Harvard Boulevard improvement project

    On Wednesday, Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, presented a check to city officials at the project site on Faulkner Road. A federal omnibus spending bill on Dec. 29 included $28.9 million for 17 different projects in Ventura County.

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  • December 2022
  • Omnibus bill’s $29M for Ventura County includes roads, library AC, beach stairs

    U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, a Democrat who represents most of Ventura County, secured about $20 million in funding for 14 separate projects in the county.

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  • Congresswoman Flies Helicopter with Pilot Assist System

    Los Angeles-based aerospace startup Skyryse put 70-year-old U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) in the left seat of a Robinson R44 recently. Brownley—who is a member of the House aviation subcommittee but not a pilot—flew the helicopter with the assistance of Skyryse’s touchpad FlightOS system.

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  • October 2022
  • Gold Coast Transit District hosts Ventura County Clean Air Summit and Expo

    Opening the summit, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) addressed the crowd of more than 100 transportation professionals and key stakeholders, thanking GCTD’s leadership for meeting our county’s transportation needs.

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  • September 2022
  • New Bill Aims to Increase US Federal Funding for Public Ferry Service

    Representatives Rick Larsen (D-WA02), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Albio Sires (D-NJ08), Alan S. Lowenthal (D-CA42), Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-MP), Barbara Lee (D-CA13), Jared Huffman (D-CA02), James R. Langevin (D-RI02), Eric Swalwell (D-CA15), Derek Kilmer (D-WA06), Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA01), and Julia Brownley (CA-26) are original cosponsors on the bill.

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