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.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation to exclude earthquake mitigation incentives from being taxed at the federal level. California has already made these incentives tax-free at the state level.
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) reintroduced HR 1399, the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act. Soda ash, or Sodium Carbonate, is used to manufacture glass and produce chemicals, detergents, paper, and other products.
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- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) introduced the Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017. This bill will institute a criminal penalty on anyone who launches a drone that interferes with fighting wildfires on federal property.
WASHINGTON- Today, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act of 2017. Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) reintroduced this bipartisan bill earlier this year. It was introduced last Congress and passed the House with unanimous support, but was unable to pass the Senate before the end of the year.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) reintroduced HR 917, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). This national security bill stops the flow of e-waste to China and other countries that regularly counterfeit electronics.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on President Trump’s intention to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the temporary immigration ban.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 544, the Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.
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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.
During the Cold War, we learned that peace only comes through strength.
We are at a unique point in our nation’s history and must stand ready to defend against those who threaten our security.
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.
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.
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.
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.