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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.

A Ventura County congresswoman is co-author of a bill intended to help veterans start new small businesses.

The Veteran Entrepreneurs Act calls for reductions in government regulations, as well as a 25% tax credit to cover initial franchise fees for veterans trying to start businesses affiliated with chains.

The bipartisan bill was introduced by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Thousand Oaks, and Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney of New York.

A Ventura County congresswoman has co-authored new legislation intended to fight homelessness among veterans.

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Improvement Act would broaden the definition of who is homeless, to insure they can continue to get job training assistance. The bill is being co-sponsored by Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village, and Republican Congressman Brad Wenstrup of Ohio.

In addition to making the program available to more veterans, it would reauthorize it for five years.

The House of Representatives passed a bill co-authored by a Ventura County congresswoman intended to improve healthcare for veterans.

HR 2123 would give Veterans Administration credentialed health care professionals the ability to practice telemedicine across state boarders, without having to get a new license in that state. The idea is that it would expand access to health care services for veterans in rural areas, where VA services aren’t readily available.

A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced a bill intended to protect more victims of serious crimes from deportation.

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village authored the “Protect Victims of Crime Act.” Brownley says without protection, undocumented residents are afraid to report things like domestic violence over fear they will end up being deported.

The legislation would expand the number of what are known as “U” visas for victims of serious crimes issued annually from 10,000 to 40,000.

Ventura County students interested in computer science took part in a workshop over the weekend to learn how to code to create their own apps.

The event called “Hack-A-Thon” was hosted by Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s office and was held on Saturday at Pacifica High School in Oxnard.

An actor best known for his roles in “Melrose Place” and “General Hospital” is apparently going to run for Congress in Ventura County.

Republican political consultants say Antonio Sabato Jr. will take on Democratic Congressman Julia Brownley for the 26th District Congressional seat. Brownley has held the seat since 2013, easily winning re-election last November. She’s up for re-election in 2018.