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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues in sending a letter to the California Department of Education Instructional Quality Commission expressing strong disapproval of the current draft of the state’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC). The intent of this curriculum is to encourage students to understand and appreciate the rich diversity of American history and the extensive contributions made by various ethnic and religious groups.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that the Silver Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) is set to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Cook had previously written a letter advocating for the grant. The Silver Valley Unified School District serves approximately 2,200 children in the High Desert.
Congressman Paul Cook announced an informational session for students interested in attending one of the five US Military Service Academies. The meeting date has changed from Tuesday, September 18 to Thursday, September 20 and will be held in the Victorville City Hall Conference Room D from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 4909, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. The bipartisan bill passed the House with overwhelming support.
The STOP School Violence Act creates a grant program to train students, teachers, school officials, and local law enforcement about how to identify and intervene early when signs of violence arise, creates a coordinated reporting system, and implements school threat assessment protocols to prevent school shootings before they happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.