Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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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.

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he joined the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus. Throughout the years, the Venezuelan people have enjoyed steadfast, bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress.

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Nov 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Yesterday, Ventura County Judge Nancy Ayers ruled against the proposed placement of a sexually violent predator, Ross Leo Wollschlager, in the Joshua Tree community.

Nov 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that in response to community concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be implementing a new flight path away from Lake Arrowhead. The FAA plans to publish and begin using this new flight path, called JCKIE TWO, on December 5, 2019.

Nov 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) cosponsored H.R. 4941, the bipartisan Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Act, to help veterans identify employment opportunities during their transition to civilian life. The bill was introduced by Rep. Andy Kim (D-New Jersey).

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Oct 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) wrote a letter to Ventura County Judge Nancy Ayers opposing her proposed placement of a sexually violent predator, Ross Leo Wollschlager, in the Joshua Tree community.

Oct 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Rep. Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement opposing the impeachment of President Trump:

Oct 7, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Paul Cook announced that he is cosponsoring HR 1766, the College Transparency Act. The bipartisan bill promotes greater transparency in student outcomes within our postsecondary education system.

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) introduced the Stopping Doctor Shortages Act, along with fellow representatives Josh Harder (CA-10), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Dan Crenshaw (TX-02). This legislation will close a loophole in federal regulations that prevents some doctors in California and Texas from qualifying for the federal student loan repayment program.

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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.

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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. 

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