• March 2014
  • Helping our Veterans Succeed

    Far too many veterans in Ventura County — and across the country — are unemployed, and I believe we have a solemn obligation to do whatever we can to retrain them for the jobs of the future.

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    Uncle of Ojai Resident Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement about Sgt. Eduardo C. Gomez, who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions in the Korean War during a White House ceremony honoring 24 Army veterans for their valor in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

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  • Securing Funds for Dredging a Real Team Effort

    Last week, I was pleased to announce nearly $12 million in federal funds for the dredging of the Channel Islands Harbor and $10.5 million for the Ventura Harbor dredging project. It’s a big win for Ventura County, our harbors, Hueneme Beach and Ventura County’s economy.

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    Brownley and Takano Introduce Help Hire our Heros Act

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) introduced the Help Hire Our Heroes Act, a bill that would extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for six months. This extension of the VRAP authorization and additional funding would allow veterans to participate and would pay veterans VRAP benefits through September 30, 2014.

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  • Brownley Anuncia $12 Millones para El Dragado del Puerto de Channel Islands

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hoy, la congresista Julia Brownley (D- Westlake Village) anunció que cerca de $12 millones en fondos serán disponibles para el dragado del Puerto de Channel Islands y para reponer arena en la Playa Hueneme, que ha sido amenazada con el potencial de daño estructural a carreteras y edificios debido a la erosión […]

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    Brownley Announces $12 Million for Channel Islands Harbor Dredging

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced nearly $12 million in funding will be made available to dredge Channel Islands Harbor and to replenish sand at Hueneme Beach, which has been threatened with potential structural damage to roads and buildings due to severe erosion.

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    Bronwley Statement on Women’s History Month

    In 1987, Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month. Since then, our country has come together and celebrated the accomplishments of women in America. The female leaders we celebrate this month have relentlessly engraved an impression of strength in the face of adversity that will inspire young girls to achieve their full potential.

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  • February 2014
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    Brownley Statement on Hagel Budget Announcement

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued a statement in response to Secretary Hagel’s announcement regarding the President’s FY2015 budget request and the proposal for a new round of a domestic Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

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  • Saving AG Land from Drying Up Takes Teamwork

    Because of agriculture, Ventura County has a unique beauty, heritage, community and economy — but our community depends on reliable access to fresh water. Without it, our rivers dry up and our crops cannot grow.

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    Brownley Applauds Administration’s Export/Import Initiative

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) applauded President Obama’s signing of an Executive Order that will improve the export/import processes for America’s small businesses by requiring completion of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) by December 2016.  Once completed, the ITDS will reduce approval and processing times for U.S. small businesses seeking to import and export goods from days to minutes.

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    Brownley introduces “Honoring our Fallen TSA Officers Act”

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) has introduced the Honoring Our Fallen TSA Officers Act (H.R. 4026), which would amend federal law to ensure that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees killed in the line of duty receive the same death benefits that other federal law enforcement officers already receive.

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    Congresswoman Brownley Announces Participation in the 2014 House Student App Challenge

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that her office will participate in the 2014 House Student App Challenge. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

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    Brownley Votes to Repeal Military Retiree Cola Cut

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted to repeal the ill-conceived provision of the Murray-Ryan budget bill that reduced the Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for military retirees under the age of 62.

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    Brownley Excited about Triton’s Future at Point Mugu

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) expressed her strong support for the upcoming arrival of the Triton Unmanned Aircraft System at Point Mugu. The Triton program will have an initial 4 officers and 43 enlisted sailors based at Naval Base Ventura County in 2015, a presence that is expected to grow to 700 servicemembers by 2020. According to the Navy’s draft environmental assessment released in February 2013, the county is expected to grow by nearly 2,400 new residents when including family members and support personnel as a result.

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