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.

  • September 2014
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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
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    Brownley Announces Veterans Homelessness Grant

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the VA has awarded the Salvation Army more than $1.7 million to help homeless veterans in Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties.

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    Brownley Announces Assistance for Homeless Veterans in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded additional housing vouchers to the City of San Buenaventura to help homeless veterans transition into safe and affordable housing. The City of San Buenaventura received a $36,203 award, which will support 10 new HUD-VASH vouchers.

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  • Keep the Focus on Those We Serve

    After being sworn in as Ventura County’s congresswoman a little over a year ago, one of my first tasks was to choose the committees I wanted to serve on. As the daughter, sister and niece of veterans, the proud representative of Naval Base Ventura County, and of the more than 40,000 veterans who call our community home, there was no question that I wanted to sit on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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  • July 2014
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    Brownley Scores Historic Victory for Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a motion offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) 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. Passage of Brownley’s motion represents a historic victory, as such motions offered by members of the House minority rarely pass. Brownley’s motion passed 213-193.

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  • June 2014
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    Brownley Introduces VA Investigation and Accountability Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the VA Investigation and Accountability Act, a bill that would provide $12 million in Fiscal Year 2014 emergency supplemental appropriations for the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Brownley Named to Conference Committee for VA Reform Bill

    Today, because of her leadership on veterans issues as the Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) was named to the conference committee for the VA reform bill.

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