Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) joined his colleagues in the House in voting for a number of bills aimed at fighting the growing opioid epidemic. According to the US Department of Health and Humans Services, in 2016 more than 42,000 people died from opioid overdose and an estimated 2.1 million people suffered from an opioid use disorder.

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Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that his bill HR 2365, the Desert Community Lands Act, passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee this morning.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that the Trump Administration has approved funding to rebuild critical national park infrastructure. Included in that funding is $5.4 million to restore the flood-damaged historic Scotty's Castle Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park.

May 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Today, President Trump signed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for this legislation which passed the House with bipartisan support last week. It had previously passed in the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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May 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Ranking Member Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep.

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May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON-   Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 5515, the annual national security authorization bill. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today in support of S. 2372, the VA Mission Act. The bill provides major reforms to VA. It passed the House with bipartisan support.

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre of Barstow is one of fifteen California local elected officials chosen to participate in a California Sanctuary State Roundtable with President Trump at the White House today.

May 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, released a statement on the inclusion of his language in the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved in Committee this week. Cook’s language provides more funding for U.S.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement today on President Trump's announcement that the United States was ending it's participation in the Iran Deal:

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In The News

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.

May 27, 2014 In The News

Peter Day

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.

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