Read our 2016 Report Card for Cook.
Our unique analysis of the bills Cook has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cook is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Paul Cook sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Cook was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 244: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
- H.R. 5331 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms, California, as the “Colonel M.J. ‘Mac’ Dube, USMC Post ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cook sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cook’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3279: Helium Extraction Act of 2017
- H.R. 3270: Historic Routes Preservation Act
- H.R. 2365: Desert Community Lands Act
- H.Res. 296: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Socialist Republic of ...
- H.R. 1399: American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act
- H.R. 1138: Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 917: Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act
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H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Jun 12, 2015. Passed 240/190.
This bill became the vehicle for the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which includes a variety of requirements on trade protection and general trade policy. It would authorize and fund United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 4450 (113th): Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014
Jul 22, 2014. Passed 347/57.
H.R. 2642 (113th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013
Jul 11, 2013. Passed 216/208.
H.R. 803 (113th): Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Mar 15, 2013. Passed 215/202.
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2017, Cook missed 36 of 2,967 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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