Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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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.

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Saturday, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) attended the Jessi Combs Tribute Exhibit Opening & Celebration of Life.

He presented the following Congressional Record to honor her life, career, and the impact she made for a generation of female trailblazers:

Sep 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that the City of Victorville Fire Department has received a $310,633 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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In The News

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.

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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