|Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has been appointed by Chairman David Millard (R-Berwick) to serve as secretary of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has been appointed by Chairman David Millard (R-Columbia) to serve as secretary of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee during the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
“It’s no secret that Washington and Fayette counties have an abundance of natural resources and untapped activities for our young people, families and seniors,” said Cook. “As secretary of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, I am looking forward to having a greater role in promoting continued investment in our creeks, streams, rivers and abandoned rail lines and fully maximizing the potential of outdoor recreation to create family-sustaining jobs, support healthy communities and foster a higher quality life in the Mon Valley, Southwestern PA and across the Commonwealth.”
The House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee considers issues including travel and tourism promotion; the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; scenic roadways; snowmobile and trail-related initiatives; amusement parks, fairs, carnivals and folk festivals; agritourism; hotel and lodging issues; recreational use of land and water; PA Wilds; and many others.
“Having personally visited the Mon Valley, I know how very passionate Rep. Cook is about promoting travel and tourism not only in his district and region, but also statewide,” said PA House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). “I’m sure he will bring energy and experience as the Travel and Tourism Committee secretary in promoting this $40 billion industry.”
Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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