Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Apr 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the North Park Elementary School shooting:

Apr 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime in Syria:

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on 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.

Apr 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 479, the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON  –Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today commemorated “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” As a California State Assemblyman, he successfully introduced and passed legislation to establish March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in California.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced the US Senate has passed his bill, HR 244, the Hire Vets Act of 2017. The bill already passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly in February. Rep. Cook had reintroduced this bipartisan bill earlier this year.

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation to exclude earthquake mitigation incentives from being taxed at the federal level. California has already made these incentives tax-free at the state level.

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Russian disinformation efforts and their attempts at undermining democratic institutions across Europe. The Committee heard from an expert panel of witnesses including the former President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 1399, the American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act. Soda ash, or Sodium Carbonate, is used to manufacture glass and produce chemicals, detergents, paper, and other products.

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced today that he will participate in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing this Thursday on “Undermining Democratic Institutions and Splintering NATO: Russian Disinformation Aims.” Rep. Cook serves as the Vice Chair on the Foreign Affairs Committee.


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.”

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.
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.

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.