Julia (Julia) Brownley (D-26)

US Representative Julia Brownley

Julia (Julia) Brownley (D-26)
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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
223 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-7713
Residence:Westlake Village, CA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberHouse Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Range and Testing Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Ready Mixed Concrete Caucus
Co-ChairReinvesting in Our Returning Heroes Task Force
FC MemberGulf War Veterans Caucus
ChairmanWomen Veterans Task Force
FC MemberAmerica's Languages Caucus
FC MemberVeterans Education Caucus
Co-ChairBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Burn Pits Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Civility and Respect Caucus
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberRecording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Tourette Syndrome
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Citrus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Solar Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


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, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village. 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, and she also serves on the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. 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 the VA to collect data on women veterans in order to identify best practices, programs, and services to end female veteran suicide. Locally, Brownley spearheaded the expansion of the VA's Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, including authorization for a new, larger clinic with expanded services and increased staffing at the clinic. She has held 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. Brownley also sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where she serves on the Subcommittees on Aviation and Highways & 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, promoting job creation and revenue growth for the region. She received the Contract Tower Congressional Leadership Award for her advocacy on air traffic control issues. Brownley also serves on the New Democrat Coalition Infrastructure Task Force. In 2019, Brownley was appointed to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis because of her long career fighting at the forefront of environmental policy. While in the California Assembly, she served for six years on the Committee on Natural Resources, which had primary jurisdiction over air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and coastal protection. She also took a leadership role in overseeing implementation of AB32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, landmark legislation that propelled our state forward as a national and global leader in taking concrete action to address the climate crisis. She was one of just 10 legislators in 2011 with lifetime perfect scores by the California League of Conservation Voters. She also received the "2010 Environmental Champions Award" from the Environmental Working Group and is a recipient of the Sierra Club Political Leadership Award. Brownley began her career in public service in 1994 after deciding to run for the local school board as a way to advocate for a better education for her daughter, who had dyslexia, and other special-needs students. She won and served on the school board for three subsequent terms working to ensure that local schools provided a quality education for every student in the district. She was elected to the California State Legislature in 2006, where she served as Chairwoman of the Assembly Education Committee for four years. She also served on every educational committee in the Assembly, including the Committee on Higher Education, Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, and the State Allocation Board. After graduating with a B.A. in political science from George Washington University and earning an M.B.A. from American University, Congresswoman Brownley worked in marketing in private industry before finding her true calling in public service. She resides in Thousand Oaks, and has two children- Fred, who graduated from UCLA Medical School and is currently doing his residency in Chicago, and Hannah, who works on poverty and HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa for an international aid organization.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 8/28/1952
Counties Representing
Los Angeles