Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Mar 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –The House of Representatives passed HR 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The bill, which passed the Senate late on Wednesday March 27, passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. It now heads to President Donald Trump where he is expected to sign the bill into law.

Feb 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week, the Trump administration presented the proposed federal budget for the next year, which includes $76 million for a wastewater treatment facility for the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center.

Feb 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.

Jan 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reiterated his support for the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as Brackeen v. Bernhardt is re-heard by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In support of ICWA, Rep. Cook released the following statement:

Jan 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) attended a bipartisan briefing on Iraq and Iran that included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After the briefing, Cook issued the following statement on Iran’s missile attack on U.S. Bases in Iraq:

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement today in response to U.S. military action that resulted in the death of Qassem Soleimani:

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) released a statement on the House of Representative's passage of the Defense Appropriations Bill. The bill included essential funding related to earthquake damages at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake.

Dec 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris sent a letter in support of the Navy’s funding request for earthquake recovery efforts at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Josh Harder (D-Turlock) led a bipartisan group of California House colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging no reductions to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments.

Nov 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that his bill H.R. 255, the Big Bear Land Exchange Act, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives this afternoon.


In The News

May 27, 2014 In The News

Peter Day

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.

Apr 4, 2014 In The News

Jose Quintero

WASHINGTON • Rep. Paul Cook took another step this week toward permanently protecting the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area by introducing a bill that would give the land a special federal designation.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

We are at a unique point in our nation’s history and must stand ready to defend against those who threaten our security.

Feb 21, 2014 In The News

BARSTOW • Rep. Paul Cook is among a growing contingent of officials and locals opposing a plan to close the Barstow Social Security office and consolidate it with the Victorville office.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

Off-road enthusiasts are celebrating a compromise that drastically scales back an expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine base and retains most of the Johnson Valley for recreational use.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

JOHNSON VALLEY - A shared-use agreement has preserved about 100,000 acres here for off-highway vehicle use most of the year while enabling Marines to conduct large-scale training exercises during a two-month period.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran brokered by the Obama administration will make the world a more dangerous place. The deal jeopardizes the security of the United States, Israel, and our allies, and it paves the way for Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress was in session Thursday when shots were fired near the Capitol.  Congressman Raul Ruiz, Congressman Paul Cook and Senator Barbara Boxer were working in their offices when the Capitol went on lockdown.  They and their staff are ok, but as you can imagine a little shaken from the day's events.