• February 2023
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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Improve Conservation Practices in Agriculture

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Conservation for Agricultural Leased Land Act (CALL Act) and the Climate Agricultural Conservation Practices Act to assist farmers in the transition to environmentally conscious conservation practices in agriculture.

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  • January 2023
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    Brownley, Kuster, Pingree, Booker Introduce Legislation to Incentivize Sustainable Practices and Reduce Food Waste

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced two bills, the Zero Food Waste Act and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion Of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act, to reduce the amount of food wasted in the U.S. and to redirect food waste to composting projects. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. 

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    Brownley Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Rohan Philip, a ninth grader from Oak Park High School, as the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 26th Congressional District. Rohan created VetConnect, an app that helps veterans on their journey to better mental health.

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    Brownley Introduces Three Bills to Expand and Improve Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced a legislative package of three bills to further advance her work to expand and improve health care for our nation’s veterans. The bills include the Elizabeth Dole Home- and Community-Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act of 2023, the Veterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2023, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Continuing Professional Education Modernization Act.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Help Homeowners Recover From Disasters

    Today, Congresswoman Brownley introduced the Protecting Homeowners from Disaster Act, legislation that will restore the tax deduction for uninsured property and casualty losses that was eliminated by the Republicans’ 2017 tax law.

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    Brownley Introduces Nationwide Same-Day Voter Registration Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Same Day Registration Act, her first bill of the 118th Congress. Specifically, the legislation would require all states to allow same-day voter registration for federal elections.

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    Brownley Sworn-In to U.S. House of Representatives

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement upon being officially sworn-in as the United States Representative for California’s 26th Congressional District in the 118th Congress.  

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  • December 2022
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    Biden Signs Brownley Bill to Designate Oxnard Post Office Recognizing Civil Rights Champion John R. Hatcher III

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement regarding the recent enactment of legislation she authored to designate the U.S. Post Office located at 1961 North C Street in Oxnard, California as the “John R. Hatcher III Post Office Building.” John R. Hatcher III was a prominent community leader, staunch civil rights champion, and a lifelong resident of Oxnard. 

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    Brownley Applauds Passage of FY2023 Government Funding Package

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded the passage of the FY2023 government funding package and delivers historic investments in America’s families, workers, and communities including significant increases to critical social programs that continue health coverage for 40 million children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, improve our preparedness for future public health emergencies, expand veterans’ access to health care, and strengthen emergency disaster support to victims of hurricanes and wildfires throughout our country. This legislation also includes 14 community projects Brownley championed, totaling more than $20 million for Ventura County.

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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement on House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which includes several key legislative provisions she authored that support Naval Base Ventura County, ensure continued funding for critical firefighting response aircraft, support procurement of zero emission vehicle purchases for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and support our nation’s veterans services and benefits, while also investing in future capabilities that make the United States safer and stronger.

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  • November 2022
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    Brownley Applauds Committee Passage of the CONTRACT Act

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley applauded the House Oversight and Reform Committee passage of the Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers (CONTRACT) Act, legislation which would eliminate financial disincentives that make it hard for federal contract towers to recruit and hire trained, well-qualified, retired FAA controllers. The bill (H.R.1283) was reported out of the full committee by voice vote. 

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  • During Tri-Counties visit, top federal social services official says COVID-19 is still first concern

    Becerra is visiting the Wilson Senior Center in Oxnard, where along with Oxnard mayor John Zaragosa, and Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village, he met with more than a hundred seniors.

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  • October 2022
  • Women in military facing fertility issues; some say burn pits, toxic chemicals to blame

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., has made helping veterans dealing with toxic exposure central to her work on Capitol Hill, and she’s focused much of her attention on those hazardous burn pits.

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  • Ventura Veterans Affairs clinic named for trailblazing female pilot who ‘pushed the limits’

    The clinic’s women’s health unit is the first standalone program of its kind in the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System with a separate entrance and waiting room. The program, and the clinic’s new name, are testament to the importance of women veterans, said U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village. She led the drive for the clinic and wrote the bill naming it for Mariner.

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  • This former Marine from Lenox says the VA’s policy on travel costs is unfair

    A bill filed in July by U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., would adjust language in the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 to increase payments to veterans under what’s known as the beneficiary travel program. Instead of saying the secretary of defense “may” adjust the mileage rate, Brownley’s measure would require that increase to be “at least” equal to the rate set for use of privately owned vehicles by U.S. government employees.

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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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  • Gold Coast Transit District hosts Ventura County Clean Air Summit and Expo

    Opening the summit, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) addressed the crowd of more than 100 transportation professionals and key stakeholders, thanking GCTD’s leadership for meeting our county’s transportation needs.

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