• June 2023
  • More than 100 U.S. political elites have family links to slavery

    Representative Julia Brownley, a Democrat from California, spoke with a reporter via Zoom after Reuters emailed her a document about her ancestor Jesse Brownley.

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    Brownley Applauds Biden Executive Order to Expand Access to Contraception

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Executive Order expanding access to  contraception and family planning services.

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    Brownley Bills Advance in FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement following the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years.

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  • Lawmakers Call for National Crackdown on Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses

    The data collection would also cover when and where the violations are most likely to occur and information about the drivers who pass stopped buses, according to the text of the bill, introduced by Reps. Rudy Yakym, R-Ind., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif.

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  • Individual wears a transgender flag as a counter protest during a rally in favor of a ban on gender-affirming health care legislation, March 20, 2023, at the Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City, Mo.

    No Timeline for Trans Vet Surgeries, VA Says 2 Years After Announcing Coverage

    “I cannot emphasize this enough: This care will save veterans’ lives,” Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., said at a March news conference urging the VA to act faster to cover surgery for transgender veterans. “Time is of the essence.”

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    Brownley Announces Winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced Christopher Laranang, a 10th grader from Oaks Christian School, as the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 26th Congressional District. 

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    Brownley Introduces Bills to Make Homeownership More Affordable

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Mortgage Insurance Tax Deduction Act and the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act in order to make homeownership a more affordable reality for America’s working families.

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  • See what LA County’s congressional delegation got done last term

    Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Thousand Oaks
    Bills introduced: 54 bills, 5 of which became law
    Resolutions introduced: 3
    Earmarks requested: $26.9 million in the 2021 omnibus spending bill
    Legislative effectiveness score: 3.35
    Among the bills signed into law were H.R. 912, which enhanced the mental health and suicide prevention services the Department of Veterans Affairs provides to minority veterans; H.R. 4794, which improved the mammography services provided by the VA; and H.R. 7698, which renamed the outpatient clinic at the Ventura office of the VA the “Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner Outpatient Clinic.”

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  • May 2023
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    Brownley Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Budget Agreement

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley released the following statement upon House passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Budget Agreement, H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

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  • Debt deal passage in the House comes as no surprise to local lawmakers

    26th District Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Ventura County) issued a statement just minutes after the vote. Brownley also described the compromise as “by no means perfect.”

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    Brownley Statement on Memorial Day

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley delivered the following remarks at the Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park’s 55th Annual “Lest We Forget” Memorial Day Observance in Camarillo, California.

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  • Transforming Higher Education: How Ventura County Community Colleges are Leading the Nation in Innovative Programs for Student Success

    This program annually employs over 150 students. It received $225,000 of federal funding through the support of Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office, which was encouraged by the City of Moorpark to support this initiative.

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  • Brownley Introduces Bill to Expand Public Access to House Proceedings

    Last Friday, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced the introduction of a resolution to expand public access to House proceedings.

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  • Teen takes her disabilities cause to Capital Hill

    Isabella also met with Rep. Julia Brownley from California’s 26th District and shared with her hopes for a fulfilling life with the same rights as any other teen.

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    Brownley Introduces Legislation to Establish National Database to Better Serve Veteran Population 

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the reintroduction of the Every Veteran Counts Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and regularly update a database containing veterans’ demographic information to ensure VA programs and policies are designed to serve the changing population of veterans. 

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    Brownley, Miller Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Entrepreneurs

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV)  introduced the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act, which reduces barriers to entrepreneurship by lowering upfront costs for veterans operating small businesses.

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  • Congresswoman Julia Brownley delivers $375,000 to the Port of Hueneme’s Environmental Initiative

    Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) visited the Port of Hueneme to deliver a check in the amount of $375,000 in support of the Port of Hueneme’s Reducing Emissions, Supporting Health (PHRESH) Plan that will assess and address emissions, air quality requirements, and goals, as well as look at future growth scenarios, emission control strategies, community involvement, strategy funding, implementation, and monitoring.

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    Transcript of Brownley Remarks at the John R. Hatcher III Post Office Designation Ceremony

    On Tuesday, May 2, Congresswoman Julia Brownley delivered the following remarks at the designation ceremony for the newly renamed “John R. Hatcher III Post Office Building,” located at 1961 North C Street in Oxnard, California.

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