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.

  • November 2017
  • October 2017
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    Reps. Coffman & Brownley Introduce Homeless Veteran Families Act

    Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4099, the “Homeless Veteran Families Act.” The bill aims to assist community agencies that help homeless veterans with dependents, with housing costs – thus helping keep families together.

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    Brownley Statement on Hearing Discussing Veterans Choice Bill and Brownley-Thompson Telemedicine Bill

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on legislation to improve veterans’ access to quality care, including a bill to update the Veterans Choice Program and the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, a bill co-authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) to expand access to telemedicine at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • September 2017
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    House Extends Critical Veterans Programs That Brownley Is Fighting to Make Permanent

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement today after House passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017, which extends critical veterans programs through September 2019, including the VA’s child care pilot program, women veterans retreats pilot program, and support services for homeless veterans.

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    Brownley Named Co-Chair of Task Force to Ensure America’s Veterans Succeed in Job Market After Their Service

    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. The Caucus selected Congresswoman Brownley to co-chair the task force based on her ongoing leadership on veterans’ issues.

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  • August 2017
  • July 2017
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    House Passes Brownley Bill Expanding Child Care Program to Improve Veterans’ Access to Healthcare

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (H.R. 95), legislation introduced by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) to make it easier for veterans to receive healthcare. This bill makes permanent the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program and expands it so that qualified veterans who are primary caretakers have a convenient, cost-free option for child care when they have VA medical appointments.

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    Brownley Provision Authorizing 28 New VA Health Facility Leases Included in Veterans Choice Program Funding Bill

    Today, Members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) announced a bipartisan agreement to authorize 28 VA medical facility leases that have been awaiting approval for years, including a new 41,000-square foot clinic in Oxnard—an effort long spearheaded by HVAC Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Julia Brownley (D-CA). The bill also shores up an additional six months of funding for Veterans Choice, a program that allows some veterans to receive care outside the VA that was created in the wake of the Phoenix wait-time scandal. The House and Senate are each slated to take up the legislation before departing for the August District Work Period.

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    Brownley Bill to Expand Veterans’ Access to Child Care Passes Committee

    Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (H.R. 95), legislation authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) that would make permanent the VA’s Child Care Pilot Program and expand it so that all veterans who are primary caretakers have a safe, reliable, and cost-free option for child care when they use VA healthcare.

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  • June 2017
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    House Committee Adopts Brownley Amendments Improving Standards to Better Serve Our Veterans and Curb Human Trafficking

    Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee adopted two amendments offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), which would help to prevent human trafficking and enforce veterans’ hiring preference at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The amendments were adopted as part of the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2997). At Congresswoman Brownley’s request, the bill also includes language to improve travel for veterans with disabilities.

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  • Port Hueneme post office dedicated to fallen Seabees

    By Staff Appeared Originally in The Ventura County Star A postal facility in Port Hueneme has been dedicated to fallen Seabees in honor of the Naval Construction Battalion, which marked its 75th anniversary this year. The postal facility at 560 E. Pleasant Valley Road is now the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion “Seabees” Fallen Heroes Post […]

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  • Vietnam vet awarded Purple Heart 48 years after coming home

    By Cheri Carlson Originally Appeared in Ventura County Star David Stull stood in the front of a packed hall, a Purple Heart medal awarded nearly five decades after he came home from war pinned on his jacket lapel. Dozens of people were on their feet, clapping, cheering and whistling. When the room quieted down, Stull, 76, […]

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  • May 2017
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    Brownley Hosts Dedication Ceremony Honoring Fallen Seabees

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley will host a dedication ceremony officially naming the federal postal facility in Port Hueneme as the “U.S. Naval Construction Battalion ‘Seabees’ Fallen Heroes Post Office Building” in honor of the Seabees during their 75th Anniversary.  Captain Chris Janke, Commanding Officer of Naval Base Ventura County, and Captain Mike Saum, Commodore of Naval Construction Group One, will also be in attendance.

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