Since I was elected to Congress, I’ve been hearing from many groups and organizations who have been preparing for the launch of the Affordable Care Act for years. They have reached out to explain how the Affordable Care Act works for them, and how it doesn’t.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $1.3 million in federal grant funding for the cities of Camarillo, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks for community development programs.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that Jim and Cathi Nye of Ventura County will be recognized in Washington, D.C., by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as 2017 Angels in Adoption Awardees for their outstanding work and advocacy on adoption and foster care issues. Brownley nominated the Nyes for this honor.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing to discuss a bill introduced by Subcommittee Ranking Member Julia Brownley (D-CA), the Women Veterans Equal Access to Quality Care Act (H.R. 93).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) issued the following statement today after House passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017, which extends critical veterans programs through September 2019, including the VA’s child care pilot program, women veterans retreats pilot program, and support services for homeless veterans:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $350,000 in federal grant funding for two local health centers to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding H.R. 3354, the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced that she will serve as co-chair of the Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force, which the House Democratic Caucus has established to develop a jobs and economic agenda to ensure America’s veterans succeed in the job market after their service to our nation.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $3.7 million in federal grant funding for Camarillo Airport to expand aircraft parking, which will better enable it to support Ventura County’s robust local economy.
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WASHINGTON — The Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend an additional $2.5 million for dredging built-up sand at Ventura Harbor, Rep. Julia Brownley announced Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — For Los Angeles police Detective Ron Capra, attending Tuesday’s State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama was like participating in a historic event instead of preparing it for others.
WASHINGTON — What surprised Rep. Julia Brownley most about her first year in the House was seeing how Congress works.
Or doesn’t work.
“The dysfunction that I had been hearing about and then witnessing that firsthand, seeing it play out, I think, has been a reality check,” the Westlake Village Democrat said.
Everyone remembers what happened five years ago when our economy fell into the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Everyone knows someone — or knows of someone — who lost their job through no fault of their own during this severe economic downturn.
On Wednesday, Congress finally ended the first government shutdown in 17 years and averted a default on our financial obligations.
Here we are. Day 13 of a completely avoidable federal government shutdown, forced upon us by House Speaker John Boehner and the tea party members of his caucus.
Instead of working together with Democrats and moderate Republicans to find a bipartisan funding solution, he aligned himself with the tea party and chose the irresponsible and reckless path of a government shutdown.
As Ventura County’s representative in Congress, I view everything I do through the lens of how it will create jobs and grow our economy. From our ports, to our large and small businesses, to our naval base, to our agricultural community, I strive to advance federal policy that will support our diverse job creators.
U. S. Rep. Julia Brownley was peppered with a wide range of questions and concerns from constituents who spoke with the freshman congresswoman during a meet-and-greet event in Moorpark on Tuesday.
Rep. Julia Brownley announced Friday that more than $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been secured to fund security at the Port of Hueneme.
The port applied for the funds and Brownley, D-Westlake Village, sent a letter to the department in support of the application, according to her spokesman Jason Pitt.
Congresswoman Brownley attended the Military and Veterans Expo in Camarillo to meet with those who served our country and offer ways her office can assist Ventura County veterans.
Congresswoman Julia Brownley hosted an agriculture roundtable discussion with Secretary Karen Ross of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the USDA Rural Development Office, and the Ventura County Farm Bureau to discuss issues facing Ventura County’s farming community.
Congresswoman Brownley hosted a Coffee with Your Congresswoman event with Sheriff Geoff Dean to meet with residents in Moorpark. At the Coffee with Your Congresswoman event, Congresswoman Brownley was available to meet with residents to discuss their issues and concerns.