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Efforts to open an expanded medical clinic for veterans on the South Coast have taken a big step forward, with the VA signing a deal for a lease. The federal agency will locate the 40,000 square foot outpatient clinic in an existing building on Ralston Street in Ventura. Plans call for the new facility to open in 2021.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to reduce harassment and sexual assaults at VA facilities. The bill requires mandatory annual training for employees, as well as formal policies to protect veterans, visitors, and people who work at VA facilities. It would set up a process for victims to report incidents, and for employees to provide information on things they might witness.

A Ventura County congresswoman is proposing that warning labels be put on all new firearms sold as an effort to prevent suicides. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village introduced the proposed new law. It would require firearm manufacturers and retailers to include stickers on guns with the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to help people have an easier time starting a new business. AB 3706 would establish a grant program for states, and local governments to develop procedures to help people cut through red tape in getting licenses, and permits.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced legislation intended to improve health care for female military veterans.

HR 3224 calls for making gender specific health care services available for veterans at every VA health care facility. Some services, like mammograms, aren’t currently available at all facilities.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a trio of bills intended to battle homelessness among veterans.

One of the bills introduced by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village would give landlords a tax credit if they accept government housing vouchers for veterans.

A Ventura County congresswoman wants to make more holistic medical services available to veterans. A new bill introduced by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village would require the Veterans Administration to expand research and education on the effectiveness of the services, and take steps to make them available.

An effort by a Ventura County congresswoman to help expand child care for veterans has taken a big step forward in Congress. The House of Representatives passed HR 840. It expands heath care services for veterans who need help taking care of their kids, or grandkids while they are going to VA medical appointments.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to help veterans impacted by financial abuse. The legislation proposed by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village would help veterans under the care of fiduciaries who are financially abused by them.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced legislation to insure that the families of TSA employees who die in the line of duty get the same benefits as other federal law enforcement officers.

The issue came up after the shooting death of a TSA officer at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced two bills intended to help make home ownership more accessible to families. The bills by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village would bring back two expired tax breaks intended to make a home purchase more affordable.

The President has signed into law a bill co-authored by a Ventura County legislator intended to improve job training programs for homeless veterans.

The legislation eliminates a loophole which prevented some homeless veterans getting federal housing assistance from being eligible for federal job training programs.

A Ventura County congresswoman is leading a bipartisan charge to try to get the VA to end a ban on what are considered to be medically necessary treatments for transgender veterans.

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village says 83 members of Congress are a part of the effort. Brownley says the ban on certain procedures conflicts with the scientific consensus.

She says there are more than 160,000 transgender service members, and that it’s wrong to deny them the medical treatments they deserve.

An 80 year old Vietnam veteran who lives in Ventura County got a phone call from the President telling him he will receive the nation’s highest military honor.

Marine Sergeant Major John Canley of Oxnard got a phone call from President Trump confirming that the veteran would receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

A Ventura County veteran who helped saved a number of lives of his fellow Marines, and sailors during the Vietnam War is now in line to possibly receive the nation’s highest military honor.

Sergeant Major John Canley of Oxnard fought in the Tet offensive, and was seriously wounded as he led his unit against overwhelming odds. Some of his fellow service members contacted Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village, asking that the four medals Canley was awarded be upgraded to the nation’s Medal of Honor.

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