Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Aug 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced that he is co-sponsoring the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act to exclude grants that support residential seismic retrofits from federal taxation.

Aug 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) applauded the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) announcement today of a proposed rule to provide much needed regulatory relief and efficiencies for non-energy solid leasable minerals, including soda ash. The proposed rule is expected to save up to $5 million in regulatory costs over the next decade.

Aug 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he has joined the American Sikh Congressional Caucus. This year marks the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak, the first of ten gurus and founders of Sikhism, which is celebrated across the nation and worldwide.

Aug 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues in sending a letter to the California Department of Education Instructional Quality Commission expressing strong disapproval of the current draft of the state’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).

Aug 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton requesting both Kern and San Bernardino counties be classified as disaster areas to further support the communities impacted by the earthquakes beginning on July 4, 2019.

Jul 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This morning, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) joined a bipartisan group of fellow Representatives to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by hand to show respect and gratitude for those who lost their lives in Vietnam. 

Jul 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced today that he is co-sponsoring an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to repair any damages to military bases caused by the earthquakes that occurred in the Ridgecrest area this past week. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) introduced the amendment, which will be considered by the House this week.

Jul 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-New York) introduced HR 3559, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). This national security bill stops the flow of e-waste to China and other countries that regularly counterfeit electronics.

Jun 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced today that he is co-sponsoring the Remove the Stain Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Rep. Denny Heck (D-Washington).

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 2911, the Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.


In The News

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.

May 31, 2013 In The News
California Eighth District Congressman Paul Cook spoke to students at Inland Leaders Charter School at a special as­sembly May 24 on the school’s outdoor field.
May 15, 2013 In The News

HESPERIA • US Rep. Paul Cook told a group of junior high students that his favorite lunch lady in school was the one that gave him the most food. “You are our future, that is why you are the most important people in our community, that is why we want to feed your mind with good things and your body with good food,” Cook said during Friday morning’s “Lunch-In” at Hesperia Junior High School.

May 15, 2013 In The News

ROTWNEWS invites entries in the GRAND OLD FLAG Photo Contest, with part of the grand prize being a 3-foot by 5-foot U.S. flag, donated courtesy of Congressman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley-8). The flag flew over the U.S. Capitol on April 19. The contest begins now, with entries due by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 3. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 14 — Flag Day.

Apr 23, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Paul Cook, the 8th District congressman from Yucca Valley, will be drafting his own plan for the Marine Corps’ use of Johnson Valley.

Apr 23, 2013 In The News

VICTORVILLE • Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) proposed a plan Friday to stop the westward expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine base into Johnson Valley by federally designating the area.

Mar 26, 2013 In The News

VICTORVILLE • Rep. Paul Cook spoke to local leaders Tuesday about the impact of federal budget cuts to High Desert communities and the prospects of living with the Affordable Care Act.

Jan 15, 2013 In The News
It's no surprise that one of the first moves in Congress by retired Marine Col. Paul Cook deals with a military matter.


Jan 14, 2013 In The News

SACRAMENTO • The newly drawn 8th Congressional District was won by former Marine, Paul Cook last November. Cook was recently appointed to serve on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as well as the Committee on Veterans Affairs. His district encompasses the High Desert, Yucaipa, half of Redlands and parts of Inyo and Mono counties.