WEST BROWNSVILLE – Sgt. 1st Class Thomas L. McDonough, a native of Brownsville gave his life in service to his country during the Korean War. Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will hold a ceremony to dedicate a bridge in his name on a portion of State Route 8042 over U.S. Route 40, West Brownsville Borough, Washington County.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling that actions taken by the Wolf Administration relating to business closures were unconstitutional:
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT: A Drive-In Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony that will honor local veterans while allowing for safe social distancing. Attendees will tune their radios to 87.9 FM so they can hear the ceremony from their vehicles.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that the Municipal Authority of the Township of Washington, Fayette County, will receive $968,880 in funding from the PA Small Water and Sewer Program.
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.
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:
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:
HARRISBURG – In his third letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) called on the governor to have faith in “We the People” and give hard-working Pennsylvanians the opportunity to get back to work.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (Washington/Fayette) announced today that the Monongahela Valley Hospital has been approved to receive $15 million in funding through the Hospital Emergency Loan Program (HELP), which provides short-term financial relief as hospitals combat the surge of COVID-19 cases in their area.
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.
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.
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.
BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced today that his office will be taking several actions to better serve the residents of the 49th District during the current COVID-19 crisis, including launching an effort to make homemade masks.
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.
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.
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.