Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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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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Sep 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 5931, Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote of 254-163.

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 5351 to prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 244-174.

Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 261-147.

Sep 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 5578, the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act of 2016. The bill passed the House with widespread bipartisan support.

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In The News

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

UPDATE: Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will not accept pay during the shutdown, a spokesman said.

“Dr. Ruiz believes that if Congress cannot do its job, they should not get paid,” Michael Ford wrote in an email.

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paul Cook, the Yucca Valley Republican who represents California’s 9th District in Congress, called the showdown in Washington Russian roulette in a statement issued Monday, Sept. 30.

Sep 16, 2013 In The News

Eighth District Congressman Paul Cook (R) held a town hall meeting in Bishop Thursday to discuss everything from the conflict in Syria and his stance on American involvement, to wilderness designations, to veterans rights.

Sep 16, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON • Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, issued a statement Wednesday opposing military action in Syria.

Cook, who represents the High Desert in the 8th Congressional District, said in the statement that “it would be a mistake to intervene in a Syrian civil war.”

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Aug 29, 2013 In The News
Congressman Paul Cook, who represents California’s eighth congressional district, held an awards ceremony on Aug. 23 that celebrated outstanding women and their accomplishments.
Jul 27, 2013 In The News
As hundreds of veterans transition from military to civilian life in the High Desert, U.S. Rep. Paul Cook said there needs to be a better process to help them return to society.
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Jul 23, 2013 In The News
VICTORVILLE • Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, took part in a bipartisan action meant to recover America’s confidence in the ability of Congress to work together.
Jul 2, 2013 In The News
If our country is attacked with a nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon in the next decade, I predict that the weapon will pass through our borders or one of our ports in a shipping container.
Jul 1, 2013 In The News

HESPERIA • The moment was important enough to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 people on the hottest day of the year.

The opening of the Ranchero Underpass was supposed to only happen “when pigs fly.” It was a dream that residents had been talking about ever since Hesperia became an incorporated city 25 years ago.

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Jun 16, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON • Paul Cook scored another victory Friday in his quest to save a popular off-roading area from a military takeover.

Cook, R-Yucca Valley, announced in a news release that his plan to create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Area passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

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