• May 2013
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    Brownley Continues Her Fight to Improve Veterans’ Benefits

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Ranking Member on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, held a hearing on legislation to improve veterans’ health benefits and better serve those who served our country.

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    Brownley Votes to Protect Women’s Healthcare Rights

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), voted against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Repeal of this law would eliminate free coverage of life-saving preventative services for women such as mammograms, breastfeeding support, contraception and domestic violence screening.

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    Brownley Statement on IRS Targeting

    Representative Julia Brownley released a statement today regarding reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted groups based on political affiliation.

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  • Rep. Julia Brownley Travels To Camarillo To Thank Firefighters

    CAMARILLO (CBSLA.com) — A congresswoman issued thanks to the firefighters who battled the Springs Fire in Ventura County from the House floor in Washington, but that was not enough for her. Rep. Julia Brownley traveled to Camarillo Friday to personally thank firefighters who fought down the massive Springs Fire, which started last Thursday in Camarillo and scorched […]

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    Brownley Protects Ventura County Airports From Sequester Job Cuts

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that through the end of the fiscal year, the contract tower at Oxnard airport and the FAA staffed tower at Camarillo airport will be protected from sequester spending cuts and job furloughs, and remain open. Today’s announcement comes after Brownley’s efforts to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding flexibility to keep these contract towers open.

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  • Julia Brownley Wants to Speed Up Disability Claims Process for Veterans

    WASHINGTON — The huge number of disability claims pending before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is unacceptable, Rep. Julia Brownley said Thursday, and more must be done to help the agency reach its goal of eliminating the backlog by 2015. “The fact that there are so many claims that are taking well over 125 days is […]

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    Brownley Fights to End VA Backlog for Veterans in Ventura County

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), a Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, co-sponsored ten bills aimed to address the alarming backlog of claims at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). The bills outlined below provide the tools necessary for the VA to accomplish its goal of eliminating the backlog by 2015.

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    Brownley Statement on the Springs Wildfire in Ventura County

    Representative Julia Brownley released a statement in response to the Springs wildfire in Ventura County.

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    Brownley Talks Jobs With the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) met with the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County to discuss ways to strengthen our local economy and create Ventura County jobs.

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  • April 2013
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    Brownley Visits California Lutheran University

    Yesterday, Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) met with California Lutheran University President Chris Kimball to discuss the importance of higher education.

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  • Julia Brownley visits Moorpark College’s Science Classes

      Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, visited Moorpark College on Monday to tour the campus and learn more about the school’s science disciplines. While it wasn’t her first time at the college, Brownley said it was the first time she saw some of parts of the campus, including the American Teaching Zoo, run by the […]

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  • March 2013
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    Rep. Brownley and Rep. Michaud Introduce “Veterans Medical Access Act”

    Yesterday, Representative Julia Brownley (CA-26), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, and Representative Mike Michaud (ME-2), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced the “Veterans Medical Access Act” (H.R. 1284), which is intended to provide better access for blind and severely disabled veterans to the health care they need.

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    Brownley Leads First Subcommittee Hearing, Advocates for Veterans’ Health Services

    Today, Representative Julia Brownley led her first subcommittee hearing as the Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, where she called for the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) to improve the services they offer to veterans.

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    Rep. Brownley and Rep. Cook Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Streamline, Accelerate Veteran Hiring Process

    This week, Representative Julia Brownley and Representative Paul Cook introduced H.Res. 104, a bipartisan resolution that demands help for veterans as they transition back to civilian life and find employment when they complete their service. The resolution urges the Department of Defense to work with state governments and industry to provide transferable credentials and licenses to veterans for skills they developed while on active duty. Additionally, it stresses that federal and state governments need to work together to help the spouses of active duty servicemembers transfer employment after relocation.

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  • Brownley resolution would help veterans transfer military skills to civilian jobs

      WASHINGTON — Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, is calling on the Defense Department to help veterans have an easier transition to civilian life and find employment when they finish their service. Brownley and Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, filed a resolution this week asking the Pentagon to work with state governments and industry to […]

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  • Local representatives notify Boehner of sequestration’s impact on Port of Hueneme

      House Speaker John A. Boehner was notified Wednesday of the high toll sequestration is taking on commerce at the Port of Hueneme. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, and Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park, teamed up to pen Boehner, an Ohio Republican, a letter addressing U.S. Customs and Border Protection overtime cuts. Without a flexible […]

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    Brownley Statement on Across-the-Board Sequester Cuts’ Impact on Ventura County

    In response to announcements this week regarding the impact of the arbitrary, across-the-board cuts caused by the sequester on Ventura County, Representative Julia Brownley released a statement.

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    Brownley Statement on Women’s History Month

    Representative Julia Brownley released a statement today celebrating March as National Women’s History Month.

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