More on Veterans Issues
Washington, D.C. – Today, a bill authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) heads to the President’s desk for signature, bringing Sergeant Major (Ret.) John Canley of Oxnard one step closer to receiving the prestigious Medal of Honor.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, February 1, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host a Veterans Claims Expo to assist Ventura County veterans with pending claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA representatives will be on hand for one-on-one meetings from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo, located at 1500 Temple Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 25, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host a Veterans Community Meeting to discuss the new Oxnard VA clinic, which was authorized when her legislation was signed into law last year.
Regional VA leadership will be on hand to discuss the new clinic and give local veterans an opportunity to ask questions and give input as the process moves forward. The event is taking place from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at Oxnard Family Circle, located at 2100 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed a bill co-authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) to expand access to telemedicine for veterans in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced that she will serve as co-chair of the Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force, which the House Democratic Caucus has established to develop a jobs and economic agenda to ensure America’s veterans succeed in the job market after their service to our nation. This initiative is part of the Caucus’s Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) to increase federal funding for veterans’ treatment courts. Brownley offered her amendment to the FY 2018 appropriations bill (H.R. 3354) to increase funding for these courts from $7 million to $10 million.
Veterans’ treatment courts are locally driven programs that integrate community and VA resources and services to help veterans caught in the justice system who are struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.
Thousand Oaks, CA – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, hosted a roundtable discussion with female veterans and active-duty servicemembers from throughout Ventura County to discuss the needs and challenges of the increasing population of women veterans.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) approved Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s (D-Westlake Village) bill, the Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act (H.R. 105).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to a draft House Republican bill that would impose new GI Bill enrollment fees on servicemembers: