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WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 5515, the annual national security authorization bill. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, released a statement on the inclusion of his language in the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved in Committee this week. Cook’s language provides more funding for U.S. counternarcotics support in the region, strengthens Congressional oversight of the Defense Department’s engagement with the Western Hemisphere, and increases U.S.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement today on President Trump's announcement that the United States was ending it's participation in the Iran Deal:
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) recently proposed language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the Army to study the feasibility of building an Urban Warfare Training Center. The proposal directs the Secretary of the Army to submit a report outlining the Army’s plan to prepare its’ Soldiers to fight in a densely populated and complex urban setting, as well as the training required and equipment needed to operate in that type of environment.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 695 which provides our armed forces with the resources they need to protect U.S national security interests here at home and abroad. It passed the house by a margin of 250-166.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted today to end the three-day “Schumer Shutdown” of the federal government. The legislation cleared the Senate earlier in the day and passed the House with overwhelming support this afternoon.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) today joined the growing chorus of lawmakers demanding the public release of a memo that details U.S. government surveillance abuses. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee approved making the memo available to the full House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 1164, the Taylor Force Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously, would restrict US assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it stops subsidizing terrorists through “pay to slay” policies.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that his bill H.R. 3279, the Helium Extraction Act of 2017, unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The bill amends the Mineral Leasing Act to allow helium extraction from gas on federal lands under the same terms as gas and oil.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 1698, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act. This bill, which expands sanctions against Iran for its illicit ballistic missile program, passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly.
H.R. 1698 requires the President to impose sanctions on foreign persons and entities involved with Iran’s ballistic missile program and those who provide or receive conventional weapons from Iran.