WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today for HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. Cook is co-sponsor of this bipartisan bill which promotes access for persons with disabilities and gives business owners and local communities the tools they need to accommodate all their visitors without fear of a lawsuit. The bill passed the House by a margin of 225-192.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, released the following statement on the decision by Peruvian President Pedro Kuczynski to rescind the invitation to Venezuela to attend the Eighth Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA-08), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, delivered the following opening statement at the Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Advancing U.S.
WASHINGTON –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that his bill H.R. 857, the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, received a hearing today from the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 695 which provides our armed forces with the resources they need to protect U.S national security interests here at home and abroad. It passed the house by a margin of 250-166.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for S. 534, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2018. The bill passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted today to end the three-day “Schumer Shutdown” of the federal government. The legislation cleared the Senate earlier in the day and passed the House with overwhelming support this afternoon.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the shutdown of the federal government:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) today joined the growing chorus of lawmakers demanding the public release of a memo that details U.S. government surveillance abuses. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee approved making the memo available to the full House of Representatives.
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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.