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.

  • May 2017
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Strengthen Ventura County’s Aviation Economy

    Congresswoman Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has introduced a bill (H.R. 2524) that would transfer land from the Department of Homeland Security to Ventura County. The land, which is adjacent to Camarillo Airport, would be used for future airport development, providing opportunities for economic growth in Ventura County.

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  • New Oxnard transit facility breaks ground

    By Chris O’Neil Originally Appeared in Ventura County Reporter On Wednesday, May 10, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, joined the Gold Coast Transit Department staff in a groundbreaking ceremony for what will become the district’s new eco-friendly operations and maintenance facility. The 15-acre site will play host to the new facility that will be capable […]

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  • January 2017
  • Channel Islands Harbor dredging gets underway

    By Anne Kallas Originally Appeared in The Ventura County Stary A hydraulic dredge moved into place Thursday to pump 1.5 million cubic yards of sand out of the Channel Islands Harbor sand trap so it can replenish local beaches. Lyn Krieger, director of the Ventura County Harbor Department, said that’s the amount of sand Congress was […]

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  • October 2016
  • Matilija Dam one step closer to coming down

    By Kelsey Gerckens Originally Appeared on KEYT.com OJAI, Calif. – The Matilija Dam in Ojai will soon become a thing of the past.  The main reason why officials plan on tearing the Matilija Dam down is because it is no longer useful. Plans to tear down the Matilija Dam have been in the works since […]

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  • May 2016
  • Turned-off alarm delayed response to Refugio oil spill, federal report says

    WASHINGTON — An alarm that should have notified a Plains All American Pipeline operator of a rupture had been turned off, delaying the response to a devastating oil spill a year ago at Refugio State Beach, officials with the federal pipeline safety agency said Thursday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration released its final investigative […]

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    Brownley Announces Launch of Port of Hueneme Phase II Shore Power project

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) and the Port of Hueneme Board of Harbor Commissioners announced the launch of Phase II of the Port’s Grid-Based Shore Power Project. Brownley secured a $500,000 grant for this project that will significantly reduce diesel emissions from refrigerated cargo vessels.

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  • March 2016
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    Brownley and Federal Railroad Administrator Announce $1.5M Grant for Rice Avenue Rail Safety Project

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) hosted an event with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah E.Feinberg to announce a $1.5 million grant for the Rice Avenue rail safety project.  They were joined by other local officials to discuss this grant to the state of California to fund the design of a bridge to carry vehicular traffic on Rice Avenue over railroad tracks.

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  • February 2016
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    Brownley Announces $11.63 Million for Ventura Harbor Dredging

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced $11.6 million for the Ventura Harbor dredging project. The FY2016 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work plan includes $7.33 million for the current project, which is already underway.  The President’s FY2017 budget request includes $4.3 million for dredging Ventura Harbor next year.

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  • Ventura Harbor gets extra $2.5 million to dredge massive sand buildup

    WASHINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend an additional $2.5 million for dredging built-up sand at Ventura Harbor, Rep. Julia Brownley announced Tuesday. The Westlake Village Democrat has been working with stakeholders to coordinate the response to an unusual buildup of sand that raised safety concerns and led to the closure […]

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  • December 2015
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    Brownley Priorities Included in Transportation Conference Agreement

    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.

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  • November 2015
  • October 2015
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    Brownley Amendments Approved by House Committee

    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.

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

    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.

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  • August 2015
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    Brownley Announces $750,000 for United Water Conservation District

    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), and partially funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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