Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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  • Honoring our Heroes

    These ‪veterans are the true heroes of the Eighth Congressional District. On Friday, November 13, 2015 Congressman Cook honored these veterans at his annual "Heroes of the 8th" Veterans Recognition Ceremony. For more information on our honorees, please visit
  • Salute to Women Was a Huge Success!

    On Saturday September 12, Congressman Cook honored 24 women at his third annual "Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors" event at the Apple Valley Town Conference Center. Each of the women honored have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their respective communities, especially with organizations that serve the youth.
  • Congressman Cook visits Ft. Irwin National Training Center

    Congressman Cook recently visited Ft. Irwin National Training Center to observe the U.S. Army execute complex joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy. This base has been an integral part of the United States counterinsurgency operations since September 11, 2001 and continues to be transformed to reflect the rapidly changing battlefields faced by our servicemembers. We're lucky to have it in the 8th District.
  • Good Luck to the Eighth District Military Academy Appointees as they begin their service!

    Some of our very own are heading to various United States military academies this fall! Congratulations to Brittney, Shanna, Chloe, and Andrew who were presented their official nominations and appointments. (Lydia is not pictured) Congressman Cook is proud of each of them and knows they will make our district and country proud!
  • Congressman Cook meets with students from Rim of the World School District

    If you or your group is ever in DC, please contact Congressman Cook's office at 202-225-5861. We would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and give you a personalized tour of the Capitol Building!

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Latest News

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. The bill passed the House 289-137 with bipartisan support.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Local support continues to build for Rep. Paul Cook’s bill, HR 3668, the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Conservation Act (CMORCA). Today, the City of Barstow, the City of Hesperia, and the Town of Apple Valley, announced their support for the bill.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) and Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) introduced HR 4024, the Santa Ana Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, which is a land-use plan that allows the transfer of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management.

Nov 17, 2015 Newsletter

Capitol Update

Congressman Cook Stands with the French People

Nov 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement condemning the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris:

Cook said, “Today, we’re seeing pure evil in the streets of Paris. My thoughts and prayers are for the safety of everyone in Paris during this tragedy. America stands with the French people against this barbarism.”


In The News

Sep 2, 2015 In The News

Congressman Paul Cook is pleased to announce that he will host “Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors” on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00AM.

Nov 25, 2014 In The News

The message in this last election was clear: the American people want the president and Congress to work together to secure our borders.

Nov 16, 2014 In The News

Last month, President Barack Obama declared, “I’m not on the ballot this year… but make no mistake, [my] policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”

Nov 10, 2014 In The News

By Congressman Paul Cook

Nov 9, 2014 In The News

Our government must honor its commitment to make sure service members are never left behind. That includes making sure they get treatment for mental disorders caused by the trauma of war.