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WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 479, the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly.
H.R. 479 requires the Secretary of State to determine whether the government of North Korea meets the criteria of a state sponsor of terrorism. It requires the Secretary to issue a report within 90 days of enactment.
Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Russian disinformation efforts and their attempts at undermining democratic institutions across Europe. The Committee heard from an expert panel of witnesses including the former President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced today that he will participate in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing this Thursday on “Undermining Democratic Institutions and Splintering NATO: Russian Disinformation Aims.” Rep. Cook serves as the Vice Chair on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the temporary immigration ban.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement after terrorists struck a Tel Aviv market in Israel, killing 4 and wounding 16. Two Palestinian terrorists, disguised as Hasidic Jews, were apprehended immediately following the attack.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow has received the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. This award is given to one installation in every branch of the military for outstanding performance over the previous year.
WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced he has signed on as a cosponsor to HR 5035, a bill which will reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).
WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted in favor of H.R. 4820, the Combatting Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016. This bill passed the House with overwhelming support.
In March 2015, Congress launched a bipartisan Task Force on Combatting Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel. This commission was charged with examining the threat to the United States from foreign fighters. The commission issued a final report on September 29, 2015 with recommendations on closing identified potential security gaps.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld Congressional action to hold Iran accountable to the victims of Iranian terrorism, including the families and victims of the 1983 Beirut bombing.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) today voted in favor of three bills to improve the security of America’s borders. H.R. 3586, H.R. 4482, and H.R. 4403 work together to improve the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), develop a plan to defeat security threats on the southwest border, and create programs that will improve the vetting of travelers coming to America.