Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jul 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the North Korean launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). 

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

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).

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

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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In The News

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

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.

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

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.

Sep 16, 2013 In The News

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.

Sep 16, 2013 In The News

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.”

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Aug 29, 2013 In The News
Congressman Paul Cook, who represents California’s eighth congressional district, held an awards ceremony on Aug. 23 that celebrated outstanding women and their accomplishments.
Jul 27, 2013 In The News
As hundreds of veterans transition from military to civilian life in the High Desert, U.S. Rep. Paul Cook said there needs to be a better process to help them return to society.
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Jul 23, 2013 In The News
VICTORVILLE • Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, took part in a bipartisan action meant to recover America’s confidence in the ability of Congress to work together.
Jul 2, 2013 In The News
If our country is attacked with a nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon in the next decade, I predict that the weapon will pass through our borders or one of our ports in a shipping container.
Jul 1, 2013 In The News

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.

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Jun 16, 2013 In The News

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.

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