Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) introduced the Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017. This bill will institute a criminal penalty on anyone who launches a drone that interferes with fighting wildfires on federal property.

Feb 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act of 2017. Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) reintroduced this bipartisan bill earlier this year. It was introduced last Congress and passed the House with unanimous support, but was unable to pass the Senate before the end of the year.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) reintroduced HR 917, 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.

Feb 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued the following statement on President Trump’s intention to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court:

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement on the temporary immigration ban.

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Jan 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 544, the Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act.

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Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. The bill passed the House by a 238-183 margin.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D- HI), introduced HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act OF 2017. This bipartisan bill, which was previously introduced last Congress, passed the House with unanimous support but was not able to pass the Senate before the end of the year.

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Jan 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Mark Takano (D- California), introduced HR 245, the Veterans’ Education Equity Act. This bipartisan bill fixes a discrepancy in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently determines Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans that prevents some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.

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Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) today voted for S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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