Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Education

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More on Education

Jul 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. The bill passed the House unanimously. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of the legislation, which includes language from his original bill.

Cook’s original bill, the Veterans Education Equity Act, was introduced in January 2017. It fixes a problem in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans, which prevents some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, was passed out of the Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously. Rep. Cook is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill which includes language from his original bill.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has awarded a $27.6 million grant to Race Telecommunications for the "Gigafy Phelan" project. The grant funding was awarded through the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) and will be used to bring gigabit-capable high-speed internet service to Phelan, Pinon Hills, Oak Hills, and portions of Hesperia. These communities were identified by the CPUC as high-priority underserved areas.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin.

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 529, a bill to help students pay for higher education. This bill expands, strengthens, and modernizes 529 college savings accounts. These are savings accounts that states are allowed to establish for individuals to save for a college education.

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 4812, the “Student and Family Tax Simplification Act.” With tuition prices at an all-time high, this bill helps ordinary Americans afford a higher education.

Jul 14, 2014 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in support of H.R. 5031, “the STEM Education Act.” This bipartisan bill authorizes education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This bill improve K-12 competency by adding computer science to the list of disciplines.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) announced that San Bernardino County will receive a $42 million federal grant to benefit childhood and early childhood education programs.

May 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) voted in favor of H.R. 10, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act. This bipartisan legislation seeks to streamline the process of charter school approval, making it easier for charter developers to gain access to capital, while providing support in the acquisition and maintenance of space.