Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton requesting both Kern and San Bernardino counties be classified as disaster areas to further support the communities impacted by the earthquakes beginning on July 4, 2019.

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. 

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Jul 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he is co-sponsoring an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to repair any damages to military bases caused by the earthquakes that occurred in the Ridgecrest area this past week. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) introduced the amendment, which will be considered by the House this week.

Jul 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York) introduced HR 3559, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). This national security bill stops the flow of e-waste to China and other countries that regularly counterfeit electronics.

Jun 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced today that he is co-sponsoring the Remove the Stain Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Rep. Denny Heck (D-Washington).

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 2911, the Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 1994, the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act of 2019. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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.

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Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, President Donald Trump signed into law S. 47, the Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which overwhelmingly passed in the Senate and House last month. Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) attended the signing ceremony at the White House earlier this afternoon. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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