Cook Applauds Judge Emery’s LSA Ruling

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has won a four-year pursuit to assure that Local Share Account (LSA) procedures in Washington County are fair, accountable and transparent. Judge Katherine Emery has ruled that the Redevelopment Authority must provide records of 433 projects funded by the LSA of casino gambling. Cook issued the following statement:

Cook Introduces Truth in Hiring Legislation

Oct. 13, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is seeking to end a practice used by Republican and Democratic governors that hides the true cost of their administration. The Truth in Hiring Act (House Bill 2913) aims to add transparency to Pennsylvania’s leadership.

Cook Stands Up to Liquor Control Board

Oct. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Wolf and his administration have made political decisions, claiming that they were made with the best interest of the public’s health in mind. State Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement about the latest abuse of power:

Cook Outraged by Gathering Limits

Oct. 06, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After U.S. District Judge Williams Stickman IV ruled Gov. Wolf’s gathering limits unconstitutional, a 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed them to be put back into place. Gov. Wolf has since updated his gathering limit criteria, but it is still far from constitutional. Rep. Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) is outraged.

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: