Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Oct 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement opposing the impeachment of President Trump:

Oct 7, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Paul Cook announced that he is cosponsoring HR 1766, the College Transparency Act. The bipartisan bill promotes greater transparency in student outcomes within our postsecondary education system.

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) introduced the Stopping Doctor Shortages Act, along with fellow representatives Josh Harder (CA-10), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Dan Crenshaw (TX-02). This legislation will close a loophole in federal regulations that prevents some doctors in California and Texas from qualifying for the federal student loan repayment program.

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Saturday, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) attended the Jessi Combs Tribute Exhibit Opening & Celebration of Life.

He presented the following Congressional Record to honor her life, career, and the impact she made for a generation of female trailblazers:

Sep 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that the City of Victorville Fire Department has received a $310,633 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that he is co-sponsoring the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act to exclude grants that support residential seismic retrofits from federal taxation.

Aug 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) applauded the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement today of a proposed rule to provide much needed regulatory relief and efficiencies for non-energy solid leasable minerals, including soda ash. The proposed rule is expected to save up to $5 million in regulatory costs over the next decade.

Aug 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he has joined the American Sikh Congressional Caucus. This year marks the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak, the first of ten gurus and founders of Sikhism, which is celebrated across the nation and worldwide.

Aug 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues in sending a letter to the California Department of Education Instructional Quality Commission expressing strong disapproval of the current draft of the state’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).

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.


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.