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

Jul 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he is co-sponsoring an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to repair any damages to military bases caused by the earthquakes that occurred in the Ridgecrest area this past week. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) introduced the amendment, which will be considered by the House this week.

Jul 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York) introduced HR 3559, 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 e-waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter military and civilian electronics in the United States.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

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.

The final bill, which was negotiated through both the House and the Senate, has several provisions which restore military readiness, provide for our troops, and protect our national security against threats both at home and abroad.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

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:

May 3, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

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. 

Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

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.