Paul Cook

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Rep. Paul Cook Helps to Secure Grants for Local Communities

2015/05/20

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) is pleased to announce that both the Hi-Desert Water District and City of Yucaipa have received $4,000,000 and $227,000 respectively for reclamation projects.

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*Media Advisory*: Rep. Paul Cook to Attend Memorial Day Weekend Events in Inyo and Mono Counties

2015/05/20

MEDIA ADVISORY: Representative Cook will visit the Inyo and Mono region on Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.

On Saturday, Rep. Cook will participate in the Mule Days event in Bishop; on Sunday, he will host a public meet-and-greet in Mammoth Lakes; and on Monday, he will attend the Big Pine Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony.

*NOTE: All times are in PDT.

Saturday, May 23, 2015  
10:00 AM- Bishop
Mule Days Parade and Events
Tri-County Fairgrounds
Corner of Main Street and Sierra Street

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Congressman Paul Cook's Newsletter: May 19, 2015

2015/05/19

Capitol Update

Meet and Greet to be Held in The Inyo- Mono Region

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Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Reauthorize Homeless Veterans' Program

2015/05/19

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 474, the “Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Reauthorization Act.”

HVRP is a grant program run by the Veterans Employment and Training Service of the US Department of Labor. Grants are generally made to non-profit, community-based organizations to fund efforts to qualify and place homeless veterans in jobs.

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Rep. Paul Cook to Host Meet and Greet in the Inyo- Mono Region

2015/05/15

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R – Apple Valley) announced that he will host a meet and greet event on Sunday, May 24, 2015 for constituents in the Inyo-Mono region.

At the meet and greet, Rep. Cook will provide a legislative update and field questions from residents in the area.

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Rep. Paul Cook's Work For Warrior Program Passes House

2015/05/15

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) applauded passage of his Work for Warriors program included as part of the annual defense bill. The Work for Warriors program creates partnerships with employers in order to provide full-time work for California Guardsmen.

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Rep. Paul Cook Votes to Place Tougher Sanctions on Hezbollah

2015/05/14

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted for HR 2297, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. Rep. Cook was a cosponsor of this legislation.

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Rep. Paul Cook Reintroduces Prioritizing Urgent Claims for Veterans Act

2015/05/13

 Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) reintroduced HR 2286, the Prioritizing Urgent Claims for Veterans Act.

The bill will require the Department of Veterans Affairs to give priority status to those veterans who file claims and meet one of the following criteria: 1) have attained the age of 70; 2) are terminally ill; or 3) have a life-threatening illness. Last Congress, the Prioritizing Claims for Veterans Act passed the House Floor with overwhelming bipartisan support but was never considered by the democrat controlled Senate.

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Congressman Paul Cook's Newsletter: May 12, 2015

2015/05/12

Capitol Update

Congressman Cook Introduces Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act

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Rep. Paul Cook Celebrates Art Competition Winners

2015/05/11

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) will hold a community “meet and greet” to showcase the artwork of area high school students who participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide.

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Contact Information

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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