Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced that this year’s national security authorization legislation includes funding for a new wastewater treatment plant supporting Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms. The House Armed Services Committee is expected to vote on the bill later this week. 

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) joined as an original cosponsor on the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. This House bill introduced by Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN) is the companion to legislation introduced in the Senate by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

Jun 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) introduced the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act to address the lack of COVID-19 relief funding for small and midsize counties. This bipartisan legislation is co-sponsored by Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), and Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley).

May 25, 2020 Press Release

Memorial Day is our nation’s time to pause and remember the brave men and women who put on the uniform and sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom. Though it was not declared a national holiday until 1971, states throughout the nation had been holding observances for over a century.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted against the bill and issued the following statement:

May 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) joined a bipartisan group of congressmembers in sending a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom requesting the state provide COVID-19 relief funding to small and midsize counties. Other signers of the letter include Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Mike Thompson (D-St.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in sending a letter to House and Senate leaders addressing the lack of COVID-19 relief funding for small and midsize counties.

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) expressed his support for HR 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which passed the House today with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation passed the Senate on Tuesday, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.

Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that funding from the federal government to fight COVID-19 is on the way in the form of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants. In the CARES Act, which was signed into law last week, HUD received $12.4 billion and has already allocated more than $3 billion of that in these initial grants.

Mar 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Friday, the House of Representatives passed HR 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) supported the legislation, which was enacted into law after the President signed it. One key component of the bill includes direct cash assistance, also known as recovery rebates.


In The News

Dec 5, 2018 In The News

The recent Woolsey and Camp fires in California were catastrophic on all fronts: loss of life, damage to property, and total annihilation of the environment. There can be no clearer wakeup call that our current land management policies are ineffective and require immediate remedy.

Sep 2, 2015 In The News

Congressman Paul Cook is pleased to announce that he will host “Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors” on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00AM. The event will be held at the Apple Valley Town Conference Center, located at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307. The ceremony is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Nov 25, 2014 In The News

The message in this last election was clear: the American people want the president and Congress to work together to secure our borders. Unfortunately, this appears to have fallen on deaf ears with President Obama. He could have asked Congress to take up this issue during the “lame duck” session, or he could have waited until January when the new Congress was sworn in.

Nov 16, 2014 In The News

Last month, President Barack Obama declared, “I’m not on the ballot this year… but make no mistake, [my] policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”

On Election Day, the American people agreed, voting to elect the largest Republican House majority since the late 1920s and a Republican majority in the Senate.

Nov 10, 2014 In The News

By Congressman Paul Cook

November 11 stands as one of this country’s most important days of recognition as we pay tribute to those who defend our freedom. Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to honor the heroes among us. I’d like to thank every veteran who has served, and all those currently serving, for their incredible sacrifice to our great nation.

Nov 9, 2014 In The News

Our government must honor its commitment to make sure service members are never left behind. That includes making sure they get treatment for mental disorders caused by the trauma of war.

Sep 19, 2014 In The News

September 11 taught us that we can no longer ignore the threats of foreign terrorists who declare war on America. With hundreds of millions of dollars on hand from ransoms paid and outright theft, the Islamic State (ISIS) has emerged as the most well financed terrorist group in history.

Sep 15, 2014 In The News

Last week, a hacking scandal had the internet and every cable news station in a frenzy.

Aug 22, 2014 In The News

Recent polling has made one thing clear: Americans are unhappy with Congress. I work there myself, and I have to tell you, I agree.

Jun 10, 2014 In The News

By Paul Cook

Our nation has a moral responsibility to care for veterans who bear the scars of war in defending our freedoms.