• October 2022
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    Biden Signs Brownley Bill to Name VA Clinic in Ventura County After Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner 

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement regarding the recent enactment of legislation she authored to name the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Ventura County to Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner. 

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  • Democratic lawmakers, veterans groups sign letters urging the VA do more to provide abortion services

    The announcement came after House committee members visited VA medical centers in Texas and Oklahoma and heard from women veterans and health providers on access to reproductive health care. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House VA Committee’s subpanel on health and the Women Veterans Taskforce, will lead the initiative.

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  • September 2022
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    House Passes Brownley Bill to Name New Ventura VA Clinic After Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley to name the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Ventura after Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner.

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    Brownley Statement on VA Rule to Expand Care to Abortion Counseling and Abortion Services

    In response to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publication of an Interim Final Rule on expanded access to reproductive health care, House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Chairwoman Julia Brownley released the following statement.

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  • August 2022
  • U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Richard Blumenthal Introduce Senate Bill to Eliminate Co-Pays for Veterans Accessing Contraception

    “Choosing when, or if, to have a family is essential to women’s health and to their economic security. The Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act is another step toward ensuring all women have access to comprehensive contraceptive and reproductive health care,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “As Chairwoman of the Women Veterans Task Force, I am committed to identifying disparities in health care for women veterans and, where necessary, to introduce, advocate, and pass legislation that addresses those gaps.”

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  • July 2022
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    House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Authorizes Women Veterans Task Force, Passes Two Brownley Bills

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted to authorize the Women Veterans Task Force and to pass her bills, the Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Service for Veterans and Caregivers Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Continuing Professional Education Modernization Act.

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  • January 2022
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    Brownley, Takano, Tester Laud Accomplishments of Landmark Women Veterans Legislation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jon Tester released the following statements on the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Deborah Sampson Act.

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  • June 2021
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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (H.R. 239), legislation to provide women veterans access to access to contraceptive care without co-pays, which civilian and active-duty women already receive.

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  • May 2021
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    Brownley Applauds President Biden’s Commitment to Support Women Veterans in FY2022 Budget Request

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Chair of the Women Veterans Task Force, issued a statement following the release of President Biden’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and the historic increases in resources to improve support for women veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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  • April 2021
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    Brownley, Speier, Stefanik Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Equal Pay for Women in the Military

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) introduced the Equal Pay for Servicewomen Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure gender equity in the cost of uniforms, a measure that ensures equal pay for all who serve in our nation’s military.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Assess Discriminatory Discharges of Women Servicemembers

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Justice for Women Veterans Act, which would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the involuntary discharges of women from the Armed Forces between 1951 and 1976. The study would identify any irregularities in discharges that may have left these women without the veterans’ benefits that they earned. The study would also make recommendations to restore those benefits.

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  • March 2021
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    Brownley Reintroduces Bill to Expand Infertility Care and Treatment to Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the reintroduction of the Veteran Infertility Treatment Act, which would make infertility care, including in-vitro fertilization, a part of VA healthcare for enrolled veterans struggling with infertility, regardless of marital status, service-connection, or need for donated genetic material.

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  • February 2021
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    Brownley Statement on Gender Disparities of Military Uniform Costs (GAO Report)

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement after the release of a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which found that women servicemembers’ out-of-pocket costs for uniforms are at least twice as much as their male counterparts.

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    Brownley Convenes Advisory Panel to Propose Naming Local VA Facility After Woman Veteran

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the formation of a panel of veterans, servicemembers, and other community leaders who will work together on recommendations to name the new VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic to be located in Ventura, CA after a woman veteran.

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    Brownley Re-elected as Chair of House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement following her election as Chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. Brownley will also continue to spearhead the Women Veterans Task Force, which she founded in the 116th Congress.

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    Brownley Statement on Confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Chair of the Women Veterans Task Force during the 116th Congress, released the following statement on the confirmation of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough.

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  • January 2021
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    Brownley Introduces Legislative Package to Recognize and Support Women Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Chair of the Women Veterans Task Force, announced the introduction of several legislative initiatives to recognize the contributions of women veterans, support women veterans and their families, and improve equitable access to resources, benefits, and care.

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  • December 2020
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    Brownley Applauds Congressional Passage of Historic Women Veterans Legislation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded the passage of H.R. 7105, the omnibus veterans bill named for Senator Johnny Isakson and Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., which included the Deborah Sampson Act (H.R. 3224) and several other bills she authored.

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