Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Jul 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he is co-sponsoring the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act of 2018.

Jul 20, 2018 Press Release

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

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Jun 25, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

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.

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Jun 13, 2018 Press Release

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.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 30, 2018 Press Release

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.

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May 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

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In The News

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

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.

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.

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. 

Oct 4, 2013 In The News

House lawmakers are pushing legislation that would bring all furloughed Defense Department civilian employees back to work during the government shutdown.

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