WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for HR 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of this bill.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted on a series of bills to change how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducts business. These commonsense reforms will make the IRS more transparent and accountable to the American taxpayer.
The following bills were passed by the House today:
OPINION PIECE BY CONGRESSMAN COOK: "VA Makes Needed Fix to Veterans' Choice Program"
WASHINGTON- Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) announced an extension to the Congressional Art Competition for 8th District high school students. The new deadline for submissions is April 24, 2015.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 700,000 high school students have been involved with this nationwide competition.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement regarding the emerging details about the Obama Administration’s framework deal with Iran:
Cook said, “The outline for a proposed Iran nuclear deal is even worse than people feared. Under the terms of this deal, there will be no closing of nuclear facilities, and Iran will be allowed to continue research and development on its own schedule. Ignoring UN resolutions demanding an end to enrichment activity, this deal actually allows Iran to continue enriching uranium.Read More
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) will speak at the official dedication ceremony for the Colonel M.J. ‘Mac’ Dube Post Office in Twentynine Palms. The ceremony will take place on April 17, 2015. Cook introduced HR 5331, which was passed last year by the House and Senate and signed by the President. This bill renames the Twentynine Palms Post Office located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in honor of Col Dube.
Change of Command at Fort Irwin
Sex Slavery Trade in U.S. Demands Action by Congress: By Congressman Cook
WASHINGTON Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted in favor of H.R.1191, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. The bill will ensure that volunteer emergency services workers are not counted as full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. This bill would protect fire departments from burdensome health care costs, which could lead them to close or significantly reduce their emergency response activities.
Congressman Cook Votes to Protect Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders
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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.