Honoring our HeroesThese 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 cook.house.gov/heroes.
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 CenterCongressman 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 DistrictIf 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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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for the annual national security bill, which maintains benefits for active duty service members and assures the readiness of our troops. The bill now moves to the Senate and will then be sent to the President.
WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook’s (R- Apple Valley) bill HR 3286, the HIRE Vets Act of 2016, passed unanimously on the House floor. This bipartisan bill would promote private sector recruiting, hiring, and retaining of men and women who served honorably in the U.S. military through a voluntary and effective program.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement today in response to Secretary Ashton Carter’s announcement that the Pentagon would suspend collections from California National Guard Members who received improper reenlistment bonuses:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) called on the Department of Defense to stop forcing the brave men and women who served in our nation’s military to repay their reenlistment bonuses.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) introduced HR 6234, the Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.
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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.
The message in this last election was clear: the American people want the president and Congress to work together to secure our borders.
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.”
By Congressman Paul Cook