Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Feb 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.

Jan 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reiterated his support for the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as Brackeen v. Bernhardt is re-heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In support of ICWA, Rep. Cook released the following statement:

Jan 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) attended a bipartisan briefing on Iraq and Iran that included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After the briefing, Cook issued the following statement on Iran’s missile attack on U.S. Bases in Iraq:

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement today in response to U.S. military action that resulted in the death of Qassem Soleimani:

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) released a statement on the House of Representative's passage of the Defense Appropriations Bill. The bill included essential funding related to earthquake damages at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake.

Dec 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris sent a letter in support of the Navy’s funding request for earthquake recovery efforts at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Josh Harder (D-Turlock) led a bipartisan group of California House colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging no reductions to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that his bill H.R. 255, the Big Bear Land Exchange Act, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he joined the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. Throughout the years, the Venezuelan people have enjoyed steadfast, bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress.

Nov 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Yesterday, Ventura County Judge Nancy Ayers ruled against the proposed placement of a sexually violent predator, Ross Leo Wollschlager, in the Joshua Tree community.


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.