Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hosted a meeting with Members of Congress and Foreign Trade Minister of Ecuador, Pablo Campana Saenz, to discuss bilateral trade, investment, and energy cooperation, the importance of addressing U.S.-bound illegal drugs and precursor chemicals, China’s activities in the region, and the crises in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Jul 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Chairman Paul Cook (CA-08) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Ranking Member Albio Sires (NJ-08) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Chairman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (NY-17) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced H.Res.1006 to condemn the deteriorating situation in Venezuela and the regional humanitarian crisis it has caused, affirm support for

Jul 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, held a Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Nicaraguan Crisis: Next Steps to Advancing Democracy.” The Subcommittee also held a markup and advanced H.Res.981, Condemning the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of Nicaragua against its citizens.

May 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Ranking Member Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep.

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:

Apr 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Ranking Member Albio Sires (NJ-08), and Chairwoman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) sent a bipartisan letter to Vice President Pence affirming bipartisan Congressional support for stronger U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere and urging Vice President Pence to raise key national and regional issues in conversations at the Eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru later this week:

Apr 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) today issued the following statement following the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that it will deploy the National Guard to the southern border:

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, met with Venezuelan opposition leaders Julio Borges, Carlos Vecchio, and Francisco Marquez to discuss this week’s announcements of new U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan officials,  $2.5 million in assistance from USAID  to support Venezuelan refugees in Colombia, and how the U.S. can further help address the ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis in Venezuela: