Cook Demands Wolf Sign Bill Allowing Schools to Resume Sports with Attendees

Sep. 11, 2020 /

BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is demanding that Gov. Tom Wolf sign the bill that would allow sports to resume with attendees. House Bill 2787 would ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level.

Cook Says Wolf Must Listen to ‘We the People’

Aug. 31, 2020 /

The citizens of this Commonwealth, the people who elected us, did an amazing job following Gov. Tom Wolf’s lead in the first 90 days after he declared a state of emergency following the arrival of COVID-19.

Cook Announces Grant to Support Angler Education

Aug. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced that the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) awarded $11,016 to the Intermediate Unit 1 in Washington County to engage students enrolled in alternative education and those with special needs.

Ceremony Honoring Local Veterans to Air, Dowling Says

Aug. 25, 2020 /

WHAT: Reps. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) and Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) will make a recording of the drive-in veterans’ recognition ceremony they hosted available to the media and the public.

Gov. Wolf: “We the People” Deserve Better

Aug. 13, 2020 /

Since March, Pennsylvanians and residents of the 49th District have witnessed and endured the failed leadership of Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration regarding his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. This administration has caused mass confusion and widespread outrage from elected officials, community leaders, small businesses and hard-working taxpayers for arbitrarily moving goal posts to reopening our state’s economy and giving our residents their freedoms back.

Fayette County Lawmakers Call on Wolf to ‘Walk the Walk’ on Government Transparency

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto a bill designed to strengthen the state’s Right-to-Know law, Fayette County Republican lawmakers are urging him to instead sign the measure. Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement:

Allegheny, Washington County Legislators Urge Governor to Sign Bill to Address Access to Public Records during Disaster Emergency

Jul. 22, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Republican members from Allegheny and Washington counties today expressed outrage at Gov. Tom Wolf’s statements that he plans to veto a government transparency bill (House Bill 2463) that addresses access to public records during a disaster declaration and received unanimous support from the Legislature. In response, Reps. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny/Washington), Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny), Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington), Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny), Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) and Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) issued the following statement:

Cook Joins Colleagues in Passing Legislation to Save Family-Sustaining Jobs

Apr. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) joined his colleagues in the state House in voting for legislation that would require the governor to develop and implement a plan to mitigate COVID-19 for businesses and allow those businesses that can meet the requirements of that plan to reopen. The plan must be developed using Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) guidelines.

Cook to Host Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Apr. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) today announced that he will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:20 p.m.

Cook Urges Wolf to Post List of Businesses and Lift Construction Ban

Mar. 27, 2020 /

BELLE VERNON– Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that he is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to act on two critical issues: first, the release of a comprehensive list of business entities that have applied for, received or have been denied a wavier classifying them as either a life-sustaining or non-life-sustaining business; and second, lifting the ban on construction work in the Commonwealth.

During National Sunshine Week, Cook Releases Disclosed Information Involving LSAs in Washington County

Mar. 19, 2020 /

BELLE VERNON – As Pennsylvania, the nation and world grapple with COVID-19, other things still happen. Noting it is national Sunshine Week, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that he will release years of disclosed information involving the Local Share Account (LSA) process in Washington County. This information will include correspondence, Right to Know (RTK) requests, materials obtained from RTK requests and correspondence with other state agencies for assistance. Cook is still awaiting RTK information from his recent request, which was appealed by the agency, but reversed by the state Office of Open Records.

Cook to Host Concealed Carry Seminar on March 12

Mar. 04, 2020 /

BELLE VERON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) invites residents to his upcoming Concealed Carry Seminar on Thursday, March 12, from 6-9 p.m. at the Monongahela Fire Department, 451 W. Main St., Monongahela.

Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee Informational Meeting to Be Hosted in 49th District, Announces Cook

Mar. 03, 2020 /

BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) announced today that the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee will be hosting a tour and informational meeting in Washington County on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 9 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of Pennsylvania’s electric cogeneration industry.