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.

  • January 2015
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    Brownley Reintroduces Veterans Medical Access Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) reintroduced the “Veterans Medical Access Act” (H.R. 288), which would ensure blinded and catastrophically disabled veterans have access to the healthcare they need.

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  • December 2014
  • November 2014
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    Brownley Veterans’ Bill Gets House Hearing

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, presided over a hearing that considered seven bills, including Brownley’s bill, the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 4887). Brownley’s bill would expand complementary and alternative medicine and mental health care options for our nation’s veterans and received broad support from the Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) that provided testimony to the Subcommittee.

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  • October 2014
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    Brownley Announces Grants to Combat Veterans Homelessness in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced new tenant-based vouchers to combat veterans homelessness for the Cities of Oxnard and Ventura from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, commonly referred to as HUD-VASH. From the FY2014 appropriations for HUD-VASH, the City of Oxnard will receive tenant-based vouchers worth $61,678 and the City of Ventura will receive tenant-based vouchers worth $90,508.

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  • September 2014
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    Brownley Urges VA Secretary to Transform Culture of VA

    Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing about the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report titled “Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix.” At the hearing, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee, urged Secretary Robert McDonald to transform VA culture.

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  • Working Together to Better Serve our Veterans

    As the daughter, sister, and niece of military servicemen, I am keenly aware of the sacred promise we have made to our veterans and their families in return for the sacrifices they have made for our country.

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    Brownley Scores Historic Victory for Veterans

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a motion offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley to improve VA care for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST) and to instruct the VA conference committee to pass the more comprehensive Senate-passed version of the VA reform bill.

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    Brownley Meets with Greater LA VA Director at Oxnard CBOC

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley met with Donna Beiter, Director of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, at the VA Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to ensure that Ventura County’s veterans receive the quality care they have earned and deserve in a timely manner.

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  • August 2014