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

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today issued a response to comments made by Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald yesterday in which he compared the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing waiting for health care to Disneyland guests waiting for a ride.

May 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) announced that his bill, H.R. 496, the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Establishment Act, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives today. This legislation establishes the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area, encompassing 18,610 acres of the scenic Alabama Hills.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 4909, the annual national security authorization bill. The bill passed the House late last night with bipartisan support.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   In acknowledgment of National Police Week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that he is a cosponsor of HR 814, The Thin Blue Line Act.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 3832, The Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2016. The measure passed the House overwhelmingly.


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.