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.

  • 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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  • July 2015
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    Brownley Statement on Passage of H.R. 3236

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) released a statement following her vote on the H.R. 3236, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.

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  • April 2015
  • 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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