Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 1694, the “Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act.” The bill passed the House unanimously.

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.


In The News

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.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 2013 presidential inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013.