Rep. Paul Cook

Representative from California’s 8th District, Republican

Cook, a Republican, has been the representative for California's 8th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cook for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Paul Cook sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cook sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (50%) Armed Forces and National Security (40%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cook’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Cook missed 36 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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