Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Paul Cook (CA-08) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Ranking Member Albio Sires (NJ-08) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Chairman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Ranking Member Eli
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that his bill HR 857, the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act passed unanimously in the House of Representatives this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.