Julia (Julia) Brownley (D-USH26)
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Capitol: 202.225.5811
FAX: 202.225.1100
District: 805.379.1779
Room 2262 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0526

Residence: Westlake Village, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 8/28/1952
Committee Assignments
FC MemberHouse Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Citrus Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ready Mixed Concrete Caucus
FC MemberGulf War Veterans Caucus
Co-ChairReinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force
Co-ChairCalifornia Coastal Caucus
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberCongressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberVeterans Education Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Burn Pits Caucus
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Corrosion Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberRecording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Solar Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Tourette Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberAmerica's Languages Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles / Ventura


Julia Brownley was first elected to Congress in 2012 to serve as the Representative for California's 26th District, which encompasses most of Ventura County and a portion of Los Angeles County, including the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, along with some areas of Simi Valley.

As her first committee assignment, Congresswoman Brownley requested to serve on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where she works closely with Ventura County's veterans community and Naval Base Ventura County, making sure we provide the services and care our servicemembers, veterans, and their families have earned and deserve. Brownley was elected as Chairwoman of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health. Brownley is also the founder and Chairwoman of the Committee's Women Veterans Task Force.

As Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee, Brownley focuses on improving veterans' access to mental and physical health care, improving services for female veterans, and helping servicemembers transition from the military to the VA health care system. One of Brownley's signature achievements was passing her Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act in 2016, which would require VA to collect data on women veterans in order to identify best practices, programs, and services to end female veteran suicide. Brownley also secured passage of the Deborah Sampson Act, the most comprehensive legislation for women veterans in a decade. The bill, which was signed into law in January 2021, will help address the inequities and barriers that women veterans face when accessing VA care and benefits.

Locally, Brownley spearheaded passage of legislation authorizing VA to move forward with development of a new, 41,000 sq. ft. community clinic, which will expand specialty health services and increase staffing. The new community clinic is scheduled to open in 2022, and will be located at 5250 Ralston Street in Ventura. Brownley has also held several local field hearings to bring attention to the need to expand VA services in Ventura County, including complementary and alternative medicine, long-term care, and tele-health. In 2017, the House Democratic Caucus selected Brownley to co-chair the Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force, based on her ongoing leadership on veterans' issues. She was named HillVets Legislator of the Year in 2018 and received the Blinded Veterans Association Legislative Champion Award, as well as the Health IT Now Pioneer Award for her work expanding telemedicine at the VA. In 2021, Brownley was the recipient of the American Legion's Distinguished Public Service Award for her "outstanding record in support of veterans." Brownley also sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where she serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Since coming to Congress, Brownley has been a steadfast champion of the Port of Hueneme, Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura Harbor, and our local airports, which are significant economic hubs for our community. She has helped secure funds and resources to maintain and expand our local infrastructure, promote job creation, and revenue growth for the region. She passed legislation ensuring the Port of Hueneme would be eligible for 'donor port' funds for infrastructure development. She received the Contract Tower Congressional Leadership Award for her advocacy on air traffic control issues. She also spearheaded passage of legislation in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act to improve air travel for disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities. Brownley also serves on the New Democrat Coalition's Infrastructure Task Force.

In 2019, Brownley was appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis because of her long career fighting at the forefront of environmental policy. She was a co-author of the Committee's 2020 report, Solving the Climate Crisis- The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America, which was praised as "the most detailed and well-thought-out plan for addressing climate change that has ever been a part of US politics." In 2021, Brownley joined the House Committee on Natural Resources where she serves on the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. In Congress, Brownley has been an outspoken advocate for preserving the natural beauty of Ventura County and for ensuring our coastal communities are protected from the effects of climate change. She has also worked tirelessly to help Ventura County recover from increasingly frequent and severe wildfires and to help our communities prepare and adapt to mitigate future climate impacts.

After graduating with a B.A. in political science from George Washington University and earning an M.B.A. from American University, Congresswoman Brownley held several marketing positions with private businesses before finding her true calling in public service. She resides in Westlake Village, in Ventura County, and has two children- Hannah, who works for an international aid organization, and Fred, who graduated from UCLA Medical School and is currently a physician at UCSF Medical Center.