As her first committee assignment, Brownley requested to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she works closely with Ventura County’s veterans community and Naval Base Ventura County, making sure we provide the services and care our servicemembers, veterans, and their families have earned and deserve. Brownley was elected as Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health. As Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee, Brownley focuses on improving veterans’ access to mental and physical healthcare, improving services for female veterans, and helping servicemembers transition from the military to the VA healthcare system. She also serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization.

Brownley also sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where she serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Since coming to Congress, Brownley has been a steadfast champion of the Port of Hueneme. She secured the funds necessary to dredge the Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor, and to replenish the sand at Hueneme Beach; passed two amendments to the Water Resources and Development Act to improve harbor maintenance activities; kept the towers open at the Camarillo and Oxnard airports, and spearheaded legislation to transfer land from the former Oxnard Air Force Base back to Ventura County to encourage business development around Camarillo Airport.

In 2019, Brownley was appointed to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis because of her long career fighting at the forefront of environmental policy. While in the California Assembly, she served for six years on the Committee on Natural Resources, which had primary jurisdiction over air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and coastal protection. She also took a leadership role in overseeing implementation of AB32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, landmark legislation that propelled our state forward as a national and global leader in taking concrete action to address the climate crisis. She was one of just 10 legislators in 2011 with lifetime perfect scores by the California League of Conservation Voters. She also received the “2010 Environmental Champions Award” from the Environmental Working Group and is a recipient of the Sierra Club Political Leadership Award.

Congresswoman Brownley is a member of the following caucuses:

  • Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus – Co-Chair
  • Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force – Co-Chair
  • Congressional Dyslexia Caucus – Co-Chair
  • Congressional Ready Mix Concrete Caucus – Co-Chair
  • E-2D Hawkeye Caucus – Co-Chair
  • America’s Caucus (campaign finance and election procedures)
  • Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
  • Baltic Caucus
  • Bipartisan Congressional Unexploded Ordnance/Demining Caucus
  • Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence
  • Blue Collar Caucus
  • California Aerospace Caucus
  • Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force
  • Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
  • Congressional Armenian Caucus
  • Congressional Autism Caucus
  • Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
  • Congressional Baby Caucus
  • Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
  • Congressional Burn Pits Caucus
  • Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
  • Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
  • Congressional Citrus Caucus
  • Congressional Community Health Centers Caucus
  • Congressional Diabetes Caucus
  • Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  • Congressional General Aviation Caucus
  • Congressional High-Tech Caucus
  • Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
  • Congressional Invasive Species Caucus
  • Congressional Lupus Caucus
  • Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
  • Congressional National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
  • Congressional Neuroscience Caucus
  • Congressional Nursing Caucus
  • Congressional Organic Caucus
  • Congressional Parkinson’s Caucus
  • Congressional Ports Caucus
  • Congressional Primary Care Caucus
  • Congressional Range & Test Center Caucus
  • Congressional Rare Disease Caucus
  • Congressional Small Brewers Caucus
  • Congressional Solar Caucus
  • Congressional STEM Education Caucus
  • Congressional Stroke and Heart Health Coalition
  • Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus
  • Congressional Tourette’s Syndrome Caucus
  • Congressional TRIO Caucus
  • Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
  • Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus
  • Dietary Supplement Caucus
  • Down Syndrome Caucus
  • Expand Social Security Caucus
  • House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
  • House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism
  • House Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
  • House Impact Aid Coalition
  • House Mentoring Caucus
  • House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus
  • House Pro-Choice Caucus
  • House Science and National Laboratories Caucus
  • House Specialty Crops Caucus
  • India and Indian-Americans Caucus
  • Military Veterans Caucus
  • Planetary Science Caucus
  • Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • RV Caucus
  • Safe Climate Caucus
  • Small Business Caucus
  • Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition
  • USO Caucus
  • Work for Warriors Caucus
  • Quite Skies Caucus