• November 2019
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    Brownley’s Deborah Sampson Act Passes House

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Deborah Sampson Act, legislation authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), which will address inequities and barriers that women veterans face when accessing VA care and benefits. The bill is named after a Revolutionary War veteran, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who served in the Continental Army from 1782-1783 and was awarded a full military pension for her military service after years of petitioning Congress.

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  • October 2019
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    Brownley’s Deborah Sampson Act Passes House Veterans’ Affairs Committee 

    Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved the Deborah Sampson Act, legislation authored by Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), which will address inequities and barriers that women veterans face when accessing VA care and benefits. The bill is named after a Revolutionary War veteran, Deborah Sampson Gannett , who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and who was awarded a full military pension for her military service.

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    Brownley Bill to Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Gets Hearing

    Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) held a hearing on the Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act (H.R. 592), authored by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village). This legislation will ensure that veterans are better protected from fraud and abuse. 

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    Brownley Announces New Community Clinic for Veterans in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a lease for a new 41,000-square foot Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Ventura County.  Congresswoman Brownley’s bill authorizing VA to move forward with this facility passed Congress in 2017.

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  • September 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to End Harassment and Sexual Assault at VA

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Stop Harassment and Sexual Assault at VA Act, legislation urgently needed to implement a department-wide policy to stop harassment and sexual assault that too often occurs at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities throughout the country.

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  • Brownley Wants Ban on Vape Ads

    On Tuesday, New York became the first state to put into place a ban on some flavored e-cigs and vaping juices. Locally, on Sept. 9, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) introduced HR 4249, the Stop Vaping Ads Act, legislation that would add vaping devices to an existing ban on advertisements for traditional cigarettes.

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    Brownley Named to Conference Committee for National Defense Authorization Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) was named to the House-Senate conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020. Conferees are responsible for resolving differences between the House and Senate-passed versions of the defense authorization legislation before it is brought back to the chambers for a final vote. Brownley was appointed by Speaker Pelosi because of her steady and consistent leadership on national defense and veterans’ issues.

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    Brownley Remarks at Press Event on Firearm Suicide Prevention Legislation

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) held a press conference to discuss the importance of implementing firearm suicide prevention legislation. Brownley and Irwin were joined by Ventura County Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, and James Espinoza, a suicide prevention advocate.

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    Hearing Held on Brownley’s Women Veterans Task Force Bills

    Yesterday, Chairwoman Brownley and the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing to discuss a package of bills, developed by the Women Veterans Task Force, to improve equity for the delivery of healthcare for women who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Address the Alarming Rate of Suicides by Firearms

    Today, as part of National Suicide Prevention Week, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) introduced the Gun Suicide Prevention Act to address the alarming rate of suicides by firearms, particularly among veterans. This bill would require firearm manufacturers and retailers to include warning labels that provide the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

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