Honoring our HeroesThese veterans are the true heroes of the Eighth Congressional District. On Thursday, October 27, 2016 Congressman Cook honored these veterans at his annual "Heroes of the 8th" Veterans Recognition Ceremony. For more information on our honorees, please visit cook.house.gov/heroes.
Salute to Women Was a Huge Success!On Saturday September 12, Congressman Cook honored 24 women at his third annual "Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors" event at the Apple Valley Town Conference Center. Each of the women honored have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their respective communities, especially with organizations that serve the youth.
Congressman Cook visits Ft. Irwin National Training CenterCongressman Cook recently visited Ft. Irwin National Training Center to observe the U.S. Army execute complex joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy. This base has been an integral part of the United States counterinsurgency operations since September 11, 2001 and continues to be transformed to reflect the rapidly changing battlefields faced by our servicemembers. We're lucky to have it in the 8th District.
Good Luck to the Eighth District Military Academy Appointees as they begin their service!Some of our very own are heading to various United States military academies this fall! Congratulations to Brittney, Shanna, Chloe, and Andrew who were presented their official nominations and appointments. (Lydia is not pictured) Congressman Cook is proud of each of them and knows they will make our district and country proud!
Congressman Cook meets with students from Rim of the World School DistrictIf you or your group is ever in DC, please contact Congressman Cook's office at 202-225-5861. We would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and give you a personalized tour of the Capitol Building!
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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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) announced that one of his bills, HR 832, the Veterans Employment and Training Service Longitudinal Study Act of 2015, passed the House of Representatives unanimously today as part of a larger bill.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for the annual national security bill, which maintains benefits for active duty service members and assures the readiness of our troops. The bill now moves to the Senate and will then be sent to the President.
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Congressman Paul Cook is pleased to announce that he will host “Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors” on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00AM.
The message in this last election was clear: the American people want the president and Congress to work together to secure our borders.
Last month, President Barack Obama declared, “I’m not on the ballot this year… but make no mistake, [my] policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”
By Congressman Paul Cook