• August 2013
  • Port of Hueneme Secures More Than $900,000 in Security Funds

    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. The […]

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  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Fight for Equality and Equal Pay for Equal Work

    Women’s Equality Day celebrates the ratification on Aug. 26, 1920, of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. However, nearly a century later, women are still second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay for equal work. The hard-and-bitter truth is that a half century since the Equal Pay Act […]

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    Brownley Announces More Than $900,000 for Port Hueneme

    Today Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Port Hueneme will receive more than $900,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2013 Port Security Grant Program.

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  • Agriculture in Ventura County is worth saving, but critical issues remain, officials told

    Growers were frank and honest with U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley about the most critical issues facing agriculture’s future in Ventura County at a round-table the congresswoman organized Thursday afternoon in Oxnard. Brownley, D-Westlake Village, put together the event, inviting the state’s top agriculture official to Oxnard leafy greens grower San Miguel Produce Inc. to hear […]

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  • Brownley Praises Ventura County Health Care Agency While Touring Clinics

    The Ventura County Heath Care Agency should serve as a model nationwide of how to provide access to affordable treatment, Rep. Julia Brownley said Thursday. The Westlake Village Democrat toured the Family Medicine Residency and Specialty Care Center at Ventura County Medical Center before visiting two other area clinics to commemorate National Health Center Week. […]

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    Brownley to Travel to Israel

    Representative Julia Brownley will travel to Israel on Monday to gain a firsthand understanding of some of America’s most pressing foreign policy challenges. Brownley will learn more about the U.S.-Israel relationship, the peace process, Israel’s security situation, and important political and economic trends in the region. She will meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and explore opportunities for bilateral economic and technological cooperation with the Israeli business community.

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    Brownley Announces a California Solution to a Dysfunctional Congress

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Fair and Independent Redistricting (FAIR) Act to encourage the states to form a citizen-driven redistricting process.  Based off California’s successful independent Congressional redistricting commission, Brownley’s bill would require the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to report on best practices that states should use when establishing their own independent Congressional redistricting commissions.

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    Brownley’s Veterans’ Health Care Bill Continues to Move Forward

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) included her bill, the Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act, into the Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013, which passed through the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee with bipartisan support. Brownley’s bill would guarantee adequate resources for veterans’ health care benefits.

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  • July 2013
  • Rep. Julia Brownley: Budget dysfunction washes beach out to sea

    It’s summertime in Ventura County — a time when families break out the sandals, swimsuits and sunscreen to enjoy Hueneme Beach. But this year is no ordinary year. Hueneme Beach is mostly closed. The sand has been washed away. The pier is unsteady. Surfside Drive is endangered. And jagged rocks block a once pristine shoreline. […]

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    Brownley Leads Hearing on Military Sexual Trauma Care

    Today, the Subcommittee on Health of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing focused on examining the care and treatment available to survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). The subcommittee also examined the coordination of care and services offered to victims of MST through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). A photo from today’s hearing is attached.

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    Brownley Opposes ‘The Letting Students Down Act’

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) voted against the Letting Students Down Act (H.R. 5), the Republican bill to reauthorize of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This bill would make drastic cuts to education funding, remove accountability provisions that ensure equity for all students, and reverse the progress made for students with learning disabilities over the past decade, jeopardizing their ability to graduate from high school, go to college and obtain employment.

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    Brownley Makes Funding for the Santa Susana Clean Up a Priority

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), a member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, offered an amendment to the NASA Authorization Act of 2013 which would authorize funding for environmental cleanup and restoration at NASA sites across the U.S.

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  • Veterans advocacy groups throw support behind Julia Brownley’s first bill

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley’s first bill as a member of Congress has run into opposition from the Department of Veterans Affairs but has won the backing of a coalition of veterans’ advocacy groups. A top VA official told a congressional committee on Wednesday the agency does not support Brownley’s push to make permanent a […]

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    Brownley Demands the Best Healthcare for All Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) championed her first bill, the “Veterans Healthcare Improvement Act” (H.R. 806) at a legislative hearing held by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Her legislation will help guarantee adequate resources for veterans’ healthcare benefits.

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  • Julia Brownley: Sequestration hits home as Congress fails to act

    Monday, the Department of Defense will begin furloughing approximately 5,000 civilian employees at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) due to the sequester. The naval base is a critical economic engine in our community, and workers at NBVC should not be punished because of Congress’ failure to get our fiscal house in order. In Ventura County, […]

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  • Freshman representative makes early mark in Washington

    When US Rep Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) took the oath of office six months ago, she was excited about becoming a new member of the 113th Congress but also understood the great responsibility she had undertaken. Having served six years in the California Assembly, Brownley was familiar with the legislative process, so the learning curve […]

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