Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Defense and National Security

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More on Defense and National Security

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

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.

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

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.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

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.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

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. The bill will ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter military and civilian electronics in the United States.

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.

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 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.

The bill temporarily prohibits any funds from being used to transfer or release an individual detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States or a foreign country until January 21, 2017 or enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017.

Jun 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) today introduced HR 5579, 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. The bill will ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter military and civilian electronics in the United States.