• May 2019
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    Brownley Announces Members of the Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s new Women Veterans Task Force, announced the 48 members and participants of the bipartisan group of lawmakers that will work to promote inclusivity and equitable access to resources, benefits, and healthcare for women veterans.

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Expand VA Counseling Program for Women Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health and Women Veterans Task Force, introduced the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans‎ Act, a bill that would expand and make permanent the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans coping with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other wounds of war.

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  • Health Care Shouldn’t be a Battle for Female Vets

    The first female combat veteran was wounded in action in 1782 while serving in George Washington’s army during the Revolutionary War. Deborah Sampson, disguised as a man, was shot twice in the leg. Terrified she would be discovered, she removed one of the bullets herself. Her leg never fully healed. After the war, she married and became a mother. While Congress granted her a pension in 1805, Deborah Sampson continued to struggle with the long-term health impacts of her combat wounds for the rest of her life.

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    Rep. Brownley Announces Sen. Tammy Duckworth Will Lead New Women Veterans Task Force Efforts in Senate

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today announced the launch of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s new bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force and that Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Army veteran, will spearhead a corresponding effort in the Senate. The mission of the Task Force is to increase the visibility of the two million women veterans living in the United States and to promote inclusivity and equitable access to resources, benefits, and healthcare for women veterans.

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    House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Launches Bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs launched a new bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force to increase the visibility of the two million women veterans living in the United States and to promote inclusivity and equitable access to resources, benefits, and healthcare for women veterans. The Task Force will be chaired by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), who is also the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee.

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    Brownley Highlights Bill Inspired by Gold Star Mom to Support Survivors of Medal of Honor Recipients at Committee Hearing

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today spoke about her bill to support the survivors of Medal of Honor recipients during a House Veterans’ Affairs Disability and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee hearing. Under current law, the special pension awarded to a Medal of Honor recipient does not go to the survivors of the honoree. Brownley’s bill would rectify this injustice to take a small step to repay loved ones who have lost so much.

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  • April 2019
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    Brownley Statement on Mueller Report

    Washington, DC — Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released the following statement today regarding the Mueller Report: “I am very concerned about the misleading impression Attorney General Barr has given the American people about the Mueller Report’s conclusions thus far. As Special Counsel Mueller wrote, ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a […]

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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Fight Climate Crisis by Helping Localities Convert to Clean Transit Systems, Requiring All New FTA-Funded Buses Be Zero-Emission by 2029

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), a member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, today introduced legislation to take an important step forward in addressing climate change by helping cities and states across the country transition to cleaner public transit systems, including mandating that all new buses purchased with federal funds be zero-emission by 2029. The transportation sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing 28 percent of the United States’ total GHG emissions.

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    Sen. Brown & Rep. Brownley Introduce Bill to Give Children of Disabled Vets Same Access to Health Care As Other Young People Under ACA

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) today introduced legislation to allow children of disabled veterans to remain eligible for VA healthcare until they are 26 years old – the same coverage required under the Affordable Care Act for private-sector insurance plans, as well as the military’s TRICARE program.

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  • March 2019
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    Brownley Introduces Bill to Expand VA’s Holistic Medical Services to Reduce Opioid Use and Better Treat Wounds of War

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, today introduced a bill that would improve access and research at VA for evidence-based complementary and integrative medicine – services that may include animal-assisted therapy, acupuncture, and hypnosis – aimed at helping our nation’s veterans reduce dependence on opioids and better treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, and other conditions.

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    Brownley Announces More Than $67,000 to Support Senior Volunteer Service in Ventura County

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that Ventura County will receive more than $67,000 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support 390 Senior Corps volunteers. This grant, awarded to the City of Oxnard Recreation Division, will continue the presence of the Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in the region.

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    Brownley Introduces Two Bills to Fix VA Funding Process & Ensure Veterans Get Care They Need

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee, today introduced two bills to ensure that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has the resources it needs to care for America’s heroes. The Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an independent audit of VA’s medical care budget so that Congress can ensure there are enough resources for veterans to get the care they’ve earned and deserve. The Build a Better VA Act would fix a bureaucratic budgeting rule that is an unnecessary roadblock to quickly expanding veterans’ access to VA care in underserved communities across the nation.

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    Brownley and DesJarlais Announce Relaunch of Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) announced that they will continue to serve as the co-chairs of the Congressional Range and Testing Center Caucus in the 116th Congress. The Caucus serves as a forum to educate Members of Congress about Department of Defense major range and test facilities, like Naval Base Ventura County and Arnold Air Force Base, and advocate for policies that support these critical national security assets.

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