Paul Cook

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Combat Human Trafficking

2015/01/27

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted in favor of legislation to combat the growing problem of human trafficking within the United States, and provide much-needed assistance to victims.

Sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and there are 30 million people trapped in slavery today. In the United States, child sex trafficking is a billion dollar industry with as many as 300,000 American children at risk of getting trapped in this underground trade.

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Congressman Cook's Newsletter: January 27, 2015

2015/01/27

Capitol Update
Congressman Cook Introduces Bill to Create Alabama Hills National Scenic Area

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Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Bill to Create Alabama Hills National Scenic Area

2015/01/22

WASHINGTON –Earlier today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) introduced the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Establishment Act, legislation that would establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. This designation would encompass 18,610 acres of the scenic Alabama Hills and would preserve it for recreational use by the public and future generations.

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Rep. Paul Cook Responds to State of The Union Address

2015/01/21

The new Congress heard the President’s State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the President still isn’t listening to the American people. His speech was more of the same tax-and-spend rhetoric of the we’ve heard for decades. The big government approach won’t solve the problems faced by millions of American families. Rather than continuing to divide Americans, the Republican-led Congress wants to bring Americans together to get our economy moving again.

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Congressman Cook's Newsletter: January 20, 2015

2015/01/20

Capitol Update
Congressman Cook Votes to Defund President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
Congressman Cook voted to defund and block the President’s executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. In addition to blocking the President’s unconstitutional executive order, this funding bill will enhance border security, provide for stringent oversight, increase transparency within the Department of Homeland Security, and bolster immigration and customs enforcement.

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Rep. Paul Cook Serving on Two House Natural Resources Subcommittees

2015/01/16

Washington – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) has been assigned to two House Natural Resources Subcommittees. Cook will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.

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Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Defund the President’s Executive Action on Immigration

2015/01/14

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted today to defund and block the President’s executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. In addition to blocking the President’s unconstitutional executive order, this funding bill will enhance border security, provide for stringent oversight, increase transparency within the Department of Homeland Security, and bolster immigration and customs enforcement.

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Rep. Paul Cook Votes For Commonsense Regulatory Reform

2015/01/13

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted in favor of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA). The bill passed the House with bipartisan support.

The RAA requires the Executive Branch to adopt the least costly method to effectively implement laws. Excessive regulations mean higher prices, lower wages, fewer jobs, less economic growth, and a less competitive America.

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Newsletter: January 13, 2015

2015/01/13

Capitol Update
Congressman Cook Votes to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
Congressman Cook voted in favor of H.R. 3, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. This bill passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

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Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Efforts for Veterans

2015/01/13

WASHINGTON– Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted in favor of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, to help prevent veteran suicide. This legislation is named in honor of the late Clay Hunt, an Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran who took his life after seeking care from the VA.

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1222 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5861
Fax 202-225-6498
cook.house.gov

Col. Paul Cook (ret.) was elected to serve in the US House of Representatives in November 2012.  He represents California’s 8th Congressional District which includes the high desert communities of San Bernardino County as well as Mono and Inyo counties.  He currently serves on the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.

An infantry officer who served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War, Col. Cook’s military career spanned twenty-six years. His actions in combat earned him a number of honors, including two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with a V for valor. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1992 as a colonel.

After retirement, Cook continued his service by seeking and winning a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council, ultimately serving as Mayor. He became known for his commitment to conservative fiscal policies that protected working families from higher taxes.

In 2006, Cook’s neighbors elected him to represent them in the California State Assembly. Since then, he has distinguished himself by tackling some of the most important issues of the day, like fighting government corruption, reducing taxes, and increasing penalties on sex offenders who prey on children. As Chairman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, he has been a tireless advocate for veterans and military families.

Holding a lifelong commitment to education, Cook has taught history and political science at Copper Mountain College, California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), and University of California, Riverside (UCR). He holds a master’s in political science from UCR and a master’s in public administration from CSUSB.

Cook has held leadership posts with his local United Way and Red Cross chapters and served as past Executive Director of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. He and his wife Jeanne reside in Yucca Valley.


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