We have a sacred responsibility to those who have served our country in uniform. As a daughter, sister, and niece of veterans, I take no responsibility more personally and seriously. When I came to Congress, the very first committee I asked to serve on was the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Both here in Ventura County and at the national level, I have made it my priority to put our nation’s veterans first.

That means helping our servicemembers transition back into civilian life and caring for our veterans by ensuring they all receive timely, high-quality healthcare and benefits they have earned and deserve. It also means tackling veterans homelessness and unemployment and addressing high suicide rates that continue to plague our nation’s heroes.

  • June 2018
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    Brownley Statement on Signing of the VA MISSION Act

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, issued a statement after the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks (VA MISSION) Act was signed into law. Rep. Brownley attended the White House signing ceremony today with fellow Members of Congress, Veterans Service Organizations, and veteran caregivers.

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  • May 2018
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    Brownley Bill to Help Veterans with Disabilities Succeed in the Job Market Gets Subcommittee Hearing

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing on legislation to help veterans transition into civilian life, including the Reduce Unemployment for Veterans of All Ages Act, authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA). This bill would ensure that veterans with service-connected disabilities – regardless of age – can prepare for, find, and maintain meaningful careers. Brownley is co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus’s Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force, and this bill is part of the Task Force’s veterans jobs agenda.

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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of VA MISSION Act

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, issued a statement after House passage of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act.

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    Brownley Statement on VA MISSION Act

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, issued a statement today on the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act (H.R. 5674).

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  • VA Dems Demand Answers on Electronic Health Records Delay

    “A new electronic health record system—that better connects with DOD health records—is imperative for improving care for our country’s veterans,” Brownley said in a statement. “Any delay in implementation is simply unacceptable, especially one that has been caused by inappropriate interference by personal friends of the President.”

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    House VA Subcommittee Ranking Members Ask VA and IG to Address Electronic Medical Record Contract Delay and Reports of Inappropriate Outside Interference

    Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Annie Kuster (D-NH) requested that the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the VA Inspector General investigate continued delays in finalizing a contract to implement a new VA electronic health record (EHR) system.

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    Brownley Seeks Veteran for Wounded Warrior Fellowship in Thousand Oaks Office

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that she is seeking a medically retired veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in her Thousand Oaks office. The person chosen for this fellowship will work with constituents who need help handling veterans-related casework and will act as a liaison between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

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  • April 2018
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    Brownley Statement on VA Secretary Nomination

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, issued a statement today regarding the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs nomination.

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  • Veterans Issues

    Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes

    Our men and women in uniform undertake enormous sacrifices every day to keep us safe. In return, we promise that they will have a fair shot at a good-paying job when they come home.

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    Brownley Bills to Help Women Veterans Are Gaining Momentum With VSO Support

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced that two pieces of legislation that she introduced to better serve the growing population of women veterans are gaining momentum with new support from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). IAVA has announced its endorsement of the Women Veterans Equal Access to Quality Care Act (H.R. 93) and the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act (H.R. 91).

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Help Older Veterans With Disabilities Succeed in the Job Market

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced the Reduce Unemployment for Veterans of All Ages Act, legislation to ensure that veterans with service-connected disabilities – regardless of age – can prepare for, find, and maintain meaningful careers. Brownley is co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus’s Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force, and this bill is the first plank of the Task Force’s veterans jobs agenda.

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    Brownley Named HillVets Legislator of the Year

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) was named the Legislator of the Year by HillVets, a bipartisan veterans advocacy group, last week in recognition of her strong leadership as Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health and her efforts on behalf of veterans in Ventura County and nationwide.

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  • March 2018
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    Congresswoman Brownley Spearheads Effort By 90 Bipartisan Members of Congress to Call for Adequate Funding for Veterans Treatment Courts

    Last week, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) spearheaded an effort by more than 90 Members of Congress to call for continued support for Veterans Treatment Courts – 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. In FY 2018, the House provided $10 million for Veterans Treatment Courts, and the letter urges the Appropriations Committee to provide the highest possible level of funding for FY 2019.

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  • Brownley at Veteran Entrepreneurship Rountable

    Helping Veterans Fulfill the Dream of Small Business Ownership

    We as a nation have made a promise to the heroes who put on the uniform. Small-business ownership must be accessible to all the men and women who have sacrificed on our behalf. The Veteran Entrepreneurs Act is one idea, among many, that can tear down the barriers to help veterans fulfill their dream of becoming entrepreneurs.

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