Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. The bill passed the House by a 238-183 margin.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D- HI), introduced HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act OF 2017. This bipartisan bill, which was previously introduced last Congress, passed the House with unanimous support but was not able to pass the Senate before the end of the year.

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Jan 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Mark Takano (D- California), introduced HR 245, the Veterans’ Education Equity Act. This bipartisan bill fixes a discrepancy in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently determines Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans that prevents some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.

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Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) today voted for S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced that one of his bills, HR 832, the Veterans Employment and Training Service Longitudinal Study Act of 2015, passed the House of Representatives unanimously today as part of a larger bill.

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Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

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.

Nov 29, 2016 Press Release

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.

Oct 26, 2016 Press Release

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:

Oct 24, 2016 Press Release

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.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) introduced HR 6234, the Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.

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In The News

Apr 4, 2014 In The News

Jose Quintero

WASHINGTON • Rep. Paul Cook took another step this week toward permanently protecting the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area by introducing a bill that would give the land a special federal designation.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

We are at a unique point in our nation’s history and must stand ready to defend against those who threaten our security.

Feb 21, 2014 In The News

BARSTOW • Rep. Paul Cook is among a growing contingent of officials and locals opposing a plan to close the Barstow Social Security office and consolidate it with the Victorville office.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

JOHNSON VALLEY - A shared-use agreement has preserved about 100,000 acres here for off-highway vehicle use most of the year while enabling Marines to conduct large-scale training exercises during a two-month period.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran brokered by the Obama administration will make the world a more dangerous place. The deal jeopardizes the security of the United States, Israel, and our allies, and it paves the way for Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

Off-road enthusiasts are celebrating a compromise that drastically scales back an expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine base and retains most of the Johnson Valley for recreational use.

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress was in session Thursday when shots were fired near the Capitol.  Congressman Raul Ruiz, Congressman Paul Cook and Senator Barbara Boxer were working in their offices when the Capitol went on lockdown.  They and their staff are ok, but as you can imagine a little shaken from the day's events. 

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

House lawmakers are pushing legislation that would bring all furloughed Defense Department civilian employees back to work during the government shutdown.

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