WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Cook was an original co-sponsor of the bill, which passed in the House of Representatives today by a margin of 231-198.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 1164, the Taylor Force Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously, would restrict US assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it stops subsidizing terrorists through “pay to slay” policies.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives on a 227-205 vote. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will provide the average family of four in Cook’s district, California’s 8th Congressional District, approximately $1,400 annually in savings.
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WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that his bill H.R. 3279, the Helium Extraction Act of 2017, unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The bill amends the Mineral Leasing Act to allow helium extraction from gas on federal lands under the same terms as gas and oil.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) was named today as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere by Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The move follows Rep. Jeff Duncan’s departure from the committee earlier this week.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 1698, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act. This bill, which expands sanctions against Iran for its illicit ballistic missile program, passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for HR 2266, which includes additional wildfire funding and improved authority for active forest management. This legislation also included funding for recovery from several recent Hurricanes and improves accountability of federal agencies by including stronger reporting and oversight requirements.
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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.