Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jan 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement on Rep. Steve King's recent controversial and racist remarks:

Jan 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Earlier today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) joined with Reps. Juan Vargas

Dec 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that his bill HR 5513, the Big Bear Land Exchange Act, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives this afternoon.  

Dec 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a loan of $12,000,000 and a grant of $3,000,000 to the City of Big Bear Lake to replace important water infrastructure.

Nov 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) attended the U.S. Department of Labor announcement of the 2018 HIRE (Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing) Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, recognizing the meaningful and verifiable efforts undertaken by job creators to hire and retain veterans.

Oct 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This past week, at least 12 pipe-bombs have been sent to the homes of prominent political and media figures. Law enforcement apprehended a man in connection to this act of terrorism earlier this morning.

Congressman Cook released the following statement after the arrest:

Oct 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) signed on as a co-sponsor for HR 7059, the Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act of 2018.

Oct 17, 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, and Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement on recent events involving political prisoners in Nicaragua and Venezuela:

Oct 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that the Silver Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) is set to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Cook had previously written a letter advocating for the grant. The Silver Valley Unified School District serves approximately 2,200 children in the High Desert.

Oct 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced this week the creation of the Stop Sanctuary Laws Caucus with fellow Representatives Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Tom McClintock (CA-04), and Mo Brooks (AL-05).


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.