Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Veterans Issues

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More on Veterans Issues

Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This morning, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) joined a bipartisan group of fellow Representatives to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by hand to show respect and gratitude for those who lost their lives in Vietnam. 

Nov 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) attended the U.S. Department of Labor announcement of the 2018 HIRE (Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing) Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing the meaningful and verifiable efforts undertaken by job creators to hire and retain veterans. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 5895, which will improve veterans’ care and strengthen oversight at the VA. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly.

Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Whittier), today introduced legislation to honor Vietnam War veterans. The bill would designate the last Saturday in March as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day.”

As a California State Assemblyman, Cook successfully introduced and passed legislation at the state level to establish March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in California.

Aug 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   President Trump has signed HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of the legislation, which includes language from his Veterans Education Equity Act.

Cook introduced the Veterans Education Equity Act in January 2017 to fix a problem in Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans, which prevented some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for S. 114, the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House, and the Senate previously passed this bill in May.

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.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that President Trump has signed into law his bill, HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act of 2017. The bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly in February and passed the Senate on unanimous consent in March. Rep. Cook had reintroduced this bipartisan bill earlier this year.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON  –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today commemorated “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” As a California State Assemblyman, he successfully introduced and passed legislation to establish March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in California.