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.

  • December 2015
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    Brownley priorities included in transportation conference agreement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed the surface transportation conference agreement, which included a number of priorities and amendments championed by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), which will invest in our highway, transit, and rail systems, creating jobs and growing Ventura County’s economy. “As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, growing […]

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  • November 2015
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    House passes Brownley priorities in six-year surface transportation bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed a six-year surface transportation bill, which included a number of priorities and amendments championed by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), which will invest in our highways and transit systems, creating jobs and growing Ventura County’s economy. “Growing Ventura County’s economy and ensuring that our highways and transit systems […]

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  • October 2015
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    Brownley announces Port of Hueneme $12.3 million federal tiger grant

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Port of Hueneme will receive a $12.3 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT). “This is a big win for the Port of Hueneme. As one of the crown jewels of Ventura County, the economic impact […]

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    Brownley amendments approved by house committee

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a six-year bill to authorize highway and transit programs across the United States.  Several amendments to benefit Ventura County and authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) were approved by the Committee. “We […]

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  • September 2015
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    Brownley reintroduces “Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act”

    WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced her bill, the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act, legislation that 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. “Transportation Security Officers […]

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  • August 2015
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    Brownley announces more than $1.4 million for Port of Hueneme Wharf and Berth improvement projects

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) announced that the Port of Hueneme will receive $1,472,625 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for wharf and berth infrastructure improvements. “The Port of Hueneme is critical to our region’s diverse economy, and this grant will help to create […]

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    Brownley announces $750,000 for United Water Conservation District

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that United Water Conservation District will receive $750,000 in funding to support the planning phase of the United Water Conservation District Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). This grant is awarded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF), […]

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  • July 2015
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    Brownley announces over $530,000 for Port of Hueneme

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Port of Hueneme received $532,000 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2015 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) “The Port of Hueneme is vital to the economic well-being of Ventura County and Southern California,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased to announce […]

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    Brownley statement on passage of H.R. 3236

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released the following statement following her vote on the H.R. 3236, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015: “I am very pleased that my bill, the Veteran Continuity of Care Act, was incorporated into H.R. 3236. It will eliminate the unworkable […]

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  • April 2015
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    Brownley announces over $300,000 for Camarillo Airport

    CAMARILLO, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Camarillo Airport will receive over $300,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for critical infrastructure improvement projects. “The Camarillo Airport is a vital economic driver in our region,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased to see the FAA continue to recognize this fact […]

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  • March 2015
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    House Passes Brownley Amendment on Grade Crossing Safety

    The House of Representatives approved an amendment authored by Congresswoman Brownley to the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (H.R. 749) that would require states to develop rail-highway grade crossing safety plans.

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    Brownley and DeFazio urge state to prioritize Rice avenue safety improvements

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to last week’s Metrolink crash, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) are urging the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to prioritize funding for the Ventura County Transportation Commission’s (VCTC) proposed Rice Avenue crossing […]

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    House passes Brownley amendment on grade crossing safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives approved an amendment authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (H.R. 749) that would require states to develop rail-highway grade crossing safety plans. “As a nation, we must do more to address rail-highway grade crossing safety, and […]

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  • February 2015
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    Brownley statement on Metrolink accident

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement on this morning’s Metrolink accident: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and crew on the Metrolink train (VC Line 102) that was involved in a collision this morning in Oxnard. I have been in touch with federal, state, and […]

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  • January 2015
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    Brownley secures seat on House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that she has secured a seat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I). “As a California central coast community, Ventura County has unique transportation needs that not only impact our quality of life, but are vital to the region’s economic vitality. That’s why […]

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  • November 2014
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    Brownley renews call to pass the Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act

    THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. — 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, […]

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  • October 2014
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    Brownley celebrates Channel Islands harbor dredging and Hueneme beach sand replenishment

    OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and local officials celebrated the beginning of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging of Channel Islands Harbor, which will provide sand to replenish Hueneme Beach. In March, Brownley announced that nearly $12 million would be made available for the project. “Since coming to Congress, I […]

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