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 2021
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    Brownley Announces $6.3 Million in Federal Funding for U.S. Army Corps Projects in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced $6.3 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects for the Port of Hueneme and Ventura Harbor.

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  • December 2020
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    Brownley Applauds Congressional Passage of Key Provisions to Improve Nation’s Water Infrastructure

    Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 as part of H.R. 133, the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Bill. The bill included key provisions authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley to improve dam safety, to provide equity in resources for our ports, and to ensure proper maintenance and dredging of Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands Harbor.

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    Brownley, Carbajal, Feinstein Conception Boat Safety Bill Included in National Defense Authorization Act

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Congressman Salud Carbajal, and Senator Dianne Feinstein applauded the inclusion of the Small Passenger Vessel Safety Act in the final version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.

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  • November 2020
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    Brownley Introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions.

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  • October 2020
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    Brownley Statement on National Transportation Safety Board Hearing on the Conception Boat Fire

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board’s hearing on the Conception boat fire.

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  • July 2020
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    House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes Brownley Legislation

    Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 7575).

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    House Passes Brownley Bills in Moving America Forward Act

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving America Forward Act (H.R. 2), legislation to invest in American infrastructure and create jobs. The House-passed bill included several of Congresswoman Brownley’s bills and amendments.

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  • June 2020
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    House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances Brownley Initiatives

    Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted to advance the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act (H.R. 2), a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats released earlier this year.

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  • February 2020
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    Brownley Announces $17 Million in Federal Funding for Army Corps Projects in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced $17 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects in Ventura County at Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura Harbor, and the Port of Hueneme.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Help Support Zero-Emission Vehicle Manufacturing

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program Reform Act, which expands the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to cover all types of zero-emission vehicles and reform the loan application process.

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  • January 2020
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    Brownley Announces Framework to Make Transformative Investments in Infrastructure and the Environment

    Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced the release of the Moving Forward Framework, a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure that would create 10 million jobs and address some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs. From addressing the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer streets, to putting the U.S. on […]

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  • December 2019
  • Brownley, Carbajal push boat safety law in aftermath of Conception fire

    Reps. Julia Brownley and Salud Carbajal joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein in proposing tighter safety standards for small boats after the Conception dive vessel caught fire, killing 34 people off the Ventura County coast in September.

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    Brownley and Davis Introduce CONTRACT Act, Supporting Air Traffic Controllers

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced the Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers (CONTRACT) Act of 2019. This legislation would eliminate financial disincentives that make it hard for federal contract towers to recruit and hire trained, well-qualified, retired FAA controllers.

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  • June 2019
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    Brownley Announces Grants for Cleaner School Buses in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded our community two grants totaling $120,000 to replace older model diesel school buses with cleaner, more environmentally-friendly, lower-emission buses.

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    Brownley and Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Castor Take Tour of Ventura County to See Firsthand the Impacts of Climate Change and Efforts Underway to Combat These Effects

    On Friday, May 31st, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, took a tour of Ventura County to discuss the various ways climate change is already affecting and will continue to impact different sectors of the region. Congresswoman Brownley and Chair Castor visited Naval Base Ventura County – Point Mugu, held a roundtable discussion at the Port of Hueneme, and toured Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo.  

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  • May 2019
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    Brownley and Espaillat Introduce Bill to Make Streets Safer and Encourage Environmentally Friendly Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) introduced the Safe and Friendly for the Environment (SAFE) Streets Act, which will direct more federal funds toward making our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists — which will help save lives and encourage better protection of the environment.

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  • April 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Fight Climate Crisis by Helping Localities Convert to Clean Transit Systems, Requiring All New FTA-Funded Buses Be Zero-Emission by 2029

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, today introduced legislation to take an important step forward in addressing climate change by helping cities and states across the country transition to cleaner public transit systems, including mandating that all new buses purchased with federal funds be zero-emission by 2029. The transportation sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing 28 percent of the United States’ total GHG emissions.

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  • March 2019
  • Brownley Talks Healthcare, Infrastructure and Veterans’ Issues

    When she’s on the job in Washington, D.C., nearly 3,000 miles separate U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley from her constituents in Ventura County.

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