Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Small Business Newsletter

Thank you for your interest my new Small Business Quarterly newsletter and for your hard work in running your business.

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and the epicenter of business innovation. That’s what makes our country unique, and I’m proud to represent a district where small businesses dominate the landscape.

This quarterly newsletter has two major goals: 1. Establish a dialogue between us, so I can make informed decisions when I vote for you and so I can inform you about proposed small business laws and regulations. 2. Provide the opportunity for in-person meetings later this year on small business issues.

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Col. Paul Cook (ret.)
Member of Congress

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Jul 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted to rein in the growing problem of executive overreach and restore a constitutional separation of powers. HR 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, better known as the REINS Act, passed the House of Representatives today.

Jul 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for HR 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act. This bill helps veterans who start their own small businesses by removing barriers to capital.

May 7, 2015 Press Release

Last week, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), introduced H.R.2221, the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2015. The bill would allow Veteran-owned small businesses to apply for and receive government surplus or excess property.

Feb 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 644, the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act. This bill makes permanent the enhanced deduction for charitable contributions by businesses.

This legislation will allow tax-free distributions from IRA accounts for charitable purposes. Allowing for these tax-free distributions encourages contributions to local food banks by making permanent a food inventory donation provision in the tax code.