WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Land Plan Exchange Act. This bill, which is authored by Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) and co-authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino), authorizes an exchange of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 2842, The Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan margin.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 10, the Financial Choice Act of 2017. The bill passed the House by a margin of 233-186.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for two important bills to combat child abuse and exploitation. The first was HR 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. The second was HR 1761, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. Both bills passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 695, the Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017. The bill passed the House unanimously.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 115, the Thin Blue Line Act. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
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.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 1644, the “Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act.” The bill passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support. Rep. Cook was a cosponsor of this bill.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 1694, the “Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act.” The bill passed the House unanimously.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, a hacking scandal had the internet and every cable news station in a frenzy.
Recent polling has made one thing clear: Americans are unhappy with Congress. I work there myself, and I have to tell you, I agree.
By Paul Cook
Our nation has a moral responsibility to care for veterans who bear the scars of war in defending our freedoms.
LUCERNE VALLEY • Just over two years ago, Lucerne Valley lost one of its own.
Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, “a happy-go-lucky guy” who was known for his humor while growing up in this small desert town, was killed on Mother’s Day of 2012 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.