• June 2024
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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of the FY2025 National Defense Authorization Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement in response to House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2025.

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    Brownley Statement on FY2025 Military Construction and Veterans Funding Bill

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement of disapproval after House passage of H.R. 8580, the FY2025 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Funding Bill.

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  • May 2024
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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Expand Federal Disaster Assistance Programs

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Federal Disaster Assistance Act and the Disaster Loan Forgiveness Act to improve and expand federal disaster loan programs that provide critical resources and assistance to communities significantly impacted by natural disasters and other emergencies.

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    Brownley Announces Winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Lynn Moline from Newbury Park High School as the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 26th Congressional District. Lynn’s piece “Memories” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year. 

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  • Interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy? Join me on Wednesday to learn more!

    Attending a U.S. Service Academy is a great honor and an excellent way for young Americans to serve their country. Every year, I have the honor of nominating students from Ventura County and the Conejo Valley to represent our district at one of the five prestigious service academies in the nation.

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    Brownley Applauds House Passage of the FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement following House passage of the bipartisan and bicameral FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years. This bill is critical to maintaining America’s leadership in aviation safety and aerospace innovation, strengthening the U.S. aviation workforce, making groundbreaking investments in sustainability and resiliency, and improving consumer protections and accessibility.

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  • Delivering $13 Million for Community Projects Across Ventura County and the Conejo Valley

    Over the past year, I have worked with local leaders and stakeholders to secure over $13 million in much needed investments for 15 community projects throughout Ventura County and the Conejo Valley. From a state-of-the-art telecommunications system for local law enforcement agencies to municipal water and sewer pipeline replacements to building a new public library to improvements to our transportation systems, these community projects will not only meet the unique needs of our region but they will also bolster our local economic growth and create good-paying jobs.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Marriage and Family Therapists at VA

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the introduction of the VA Marriage and Family Therapists Equity Act, legislation which would expand access to professional therapists for veterans and their families. Specifically, this bill would remove an onerous regulation that limits the practice of nearly half of all the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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  • April 2024
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    Brownley, Ezell, Whitehouse, and Wicker Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Recognizing the United States Navy Seabees

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley joined Congressman Mike Ezell in introducing a resolution marking the 82nd anniversary of the establishment of the United States Naval Construction Force, more commonly known as the “Seabees.” The resolution recognizes the tremendous sacrifices and contributions of the Seabees, who have fought and served on behalf of our country. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Roger Wicker introduced the companion legislation in the United States Senate.  

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  • Attention High School Artists! 🎨 The 2024 Congressional Art Competition is here!

    I am excited to invite all high school students in grades 9-12 throughout California’s 26th Congressional District to participate in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition! This is a wonderful opportunity for our region’s youth to showcase their creativity and talent. The winning artwork will be publicly displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year, along with winners from across the nation.

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    Brownley Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Establish Biosecurity Guardrails in DNA Research

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Congressional action calling on the U.S. Office of Science, Technology, and Policy (OSTP) to issue strong guidance that mitigates risk and misuse of synthetic nucleic acids, a vital bio-material. Brownley’s effort was co-led by Representatives Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Neal P. Dunn, MD (R-FL), Bill Foster (D-IL), Andy Harris, MD (R-MD), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Rich McCormick, MD, MBA (R-GA), August Pfluger (R-TX), and Haley M. Stevens (D-MI), as well as Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), in a letter to OSTP Director Arati Prabhakar urging the agency to issue guidance to gene synthesis providers that will ensure safety, while promoting innovation. 

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    Brownley Secures $3.8 Million for Water Pipeline Replacement Projects in Oxnard

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced an award of $3,806,152 for the City of Oxnard to replace aging cast iron waterline pipes at risk of failure throughout the city. The 60-year-old pipes have reached the end of their useful life, and are constantly in need of repairs, which is disruptive and costly to the residents of the city. With this funding, the city will be able to deliver clean water to the residents of Oxnard while creating good-paying jobs in the region.

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    Brownley Presents $963,000 to the County of Ventura for Regional Public Safety Radio Project

    Recently, Congresswoman Julia Brownley presented $963,000 to the County of Ventura to upgrade the region’s 15-year-old analog simulcast radio communications system. The funds will go toward establishing a state-of-the-art digital radio communication system which will utilize 700MHz frequencies. The upgraded radio system will be used by all public safety entities throughout the county to improve communications interoperability for public safety and first responder individuals as they respond to incidents and disasters.

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  • March 2024
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    Brownley Secures Additional $2.7 Million in Community Projects in Second Fiscal Year 2024 Funding Package

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the inclusion of two additional community projects totaling more than $2.7 million that she secured for California’s 26th Congressional District in the Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills. This funding, included in the most recent government funding package, responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in Ventura County and the Conejo Valley including investments in critical infrastructure and resilient energy sources. 

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  • Update on State Route 150 Closure 🚧

    In recent weeks, Ventura County has been struck with flooding, rains, and mudslides which have upended the lives of many members of our community. The impacts have been felt throughout the region, including the Santa Paula and Upper Ojai areas. 

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    Brownley Statement on 2024 State of the Union

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement in response to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s State of the Union address.

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    Brownley Announces Planned Parenthood Clinician as State of the Union Guest

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced that health care clinician, Cara DelVecchio, will be her guest at this year’s State of the Union Address, which will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 9:00 PM Eastern/6:00 PM Pacific. DelVeccio serves as the Lead Clinician for Planned Parenthood California Central Coast’s health center in Thousand Oaks, where she  provides direct patient care. 

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    Brownley Secures $10.3 Million for Community Projects in the Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the inclusion of 13 community projects totaling more than $10.3 million that she secured in the Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. This legislation will ensure the federal government remains open, and it also includes targeted investments that address the climate crisis, strengthen critical infrastructure, provide essential resources to our local law enforcement agencies, and create good-paying jobs. 

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