Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he joined the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. Throughout the years, the Venezuelan people have enjoyed steadfast, bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus was created to support freedom and the return of democracy to the Venezuelan people who have endured years of suffering under an authoritarian regime.

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump announced that the United States will formally recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights.

During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel gained control of Golan Heights from Syria and the U.S. has recognized it as Syrian Territory since the 1970’s. For decades, Israel has pressed for international recognition of its control of the Golan. President Trump’s announcement comes ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to Washington next week. 

Oct 17, 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, and Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement on recent events involving political prisoners in Nicaragua and Venezuela:

Sep 28, 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 several Members of Congress and the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, to discuss the strong partnership between the United States and Chile, yesterday’s announcement of an energy cooperation framework signed between the Treasury Department and Government of Chile, and concerns about growing Chinese presence in the region and deteriorating situations in Venezuela and Nicaragua.

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: