WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that HR 3218, Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, was passed out of the Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously. Rep. Cook is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill which includes language from his original bill.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today announced that he has introduced H.R. 3279, the Helium Extraction Act of 2017. 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) announced today that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has awarded a $27.6 million grant to Race Telecommunications for the "Gigafy Phelan" project.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 2810, the annual national security authorization bill. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 23, the Gaining Responsibility on Water Act (GROW). The bill passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives. Rep. Cook was an original co-sponsor of this legislation.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the North Korean launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook voted to pass HR 3004, Kate’s Law. It passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate. This bill protects the public by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Land Plan Exchange Act. This bill, which is authored by Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) and co-authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino), authorizes an exchange of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 2842, The Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan margin.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin.
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UPDATE: Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will not accept pay during the shutdown, a spokesman said.
“Dr. Ruiz believes that if Congress cannot do its job, they should not get paid,” Michael Ford wrote in an email.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paul Cook, the Yucca Valley Republican who represents California’s 9th District in Congress, called the showdown in Washington Russian roulette in a statement issued Monday, Sept. 30.
Eighth District Congressman Paul Cook (R) held a town hall meeting in Bishop Thursday to discuss everything from the conflict in Syria and his stance on American involvement, to wilderness designations, to veterans rights.
WASHINGTON • Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, issued a statement Wednesday opposing military action in Syria.
Cook, who represents the High Desert in the 8th Congressional District, said in the statement that “it would be a mistake to intervene in a Syrian civil war.”
HESPERIA • The moment was important enough to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 people on the hottest day of the year.
The opening of the Ranchero Underpass was supposed to only happen “when pigs fly.” It was a dream that residents had been talking about ever since Hesperia became an incorporated city 25 years ago.
WASHINGTON • Paul Cook scored another victory Friday in his quest to save a popular off-roading area from a military takeover.
Cook, R-Yucca Valley, announced in a news release that his plan to create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Area passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.