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.
- March 2013
Yesterday, Representative Julia Brownley joined fellow Congresswomen for a press conference at the Capitol to express concern about the disproportionately negative effect the sequester will have on women and families. Members highlighted the impact the cuts will have on women’s health (including cancer screenings and pre-natal care), services to victims of domestic violence, and education programs for children like Head Start.
| Press Releases
This week, Representative Julia Brownley introduced the “Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act” (H.R. 806), legislation intended to help guarantee adequate funding for veterans’ healthcare benefits. H.R. 806 is Rep. Brownley’s first bill in Congress.
- February 2013
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley’s first bill as a member of Congress seeks to guarantee adequate funding for veterans’ health care benefits. The Oak Park Democrat, who took office in January, filed the Veterans Health Care Improvement Act earlier this week. The legislation would make permanent a requirement that the Government Accountability Office […]