Office Locations 
District Office(s)
Big Jim Plaza, LLC
55 Gosai Drive
Suite 112
Bentleyville PA 15314
Local: 724-669-2242, 
          724-669-2290,
          724-669-2293
Toll-free: 855-271-9380
Fax: 724-669-2296

Capitol Office
B-15 Main Capitol
PO Box 202049
Harrisburg PA 17120-2049
(717) 783-8655
FAX: (717) 782-2962 

                              
Proud to Represent District 49 in Washington D.C.
10/19/2017
Legislative Report 
The latest news from the State Capitol
                          
Proud to Represent District 49 in Washington D.C.


Last Thursday, I was so proud to be in Washington, D.C., representing my bosses from the 49th Legislative District at the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives’ Conference.

After an informal White House tour, we dug into hours of serious policy discussion with members of President Donald Trump’s leadership team on urgent topics like securing our borders, tax and regulatory reform, rebuilding our military, health care, foreign affairs, American energy and jobs.

The key theme of this informative briefing was “We are looking for partners to help get things done.”

T.E.A.M. = TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE
                
         
Solving the Opioid Crisis Community Forum

Click here to view video.
   
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 26 for a very important discussion with local treatment facilities, churches, support groups, and nonprofit organizations addressing citizens’ concerns regarding the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction.

This community forum will be held at the Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, 10 Main St., Belle Vernon, PA 15012, beginning at 6 p.m.

Attendees will also hear from several individuals who have been personally impacted by the Mon Valley’s drug epidemic.

Seating is limited Interested individuals should register for this FREE event as soon as possible by calling my Bentleyville district office at (724) 669-2242.
                  
         
Governor Wolf, Sign the Welfare Reform Bill

This week, I joined dozens of House members in urging Gov. Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 59, the Human Services code portion of the 2017-18 state budget package.

The measure is designed to contain escalating costs for the state’s Medical Assistance (MA) program by starting a process to implement work or work-search requirements for able-bodied individuals receiving MA benefits.

Work requirements are already in place for food stamp and cash assistance programs. Those requirements would not apply to those who have a qualifying disability, are pregnant or are elderly. The federal government would have to approve such requirements.

For the latest district event information and state government updates, visit RepBudCook.com and Facebook.com/RepBudCook.
                  
         
Got Expired Drugs? Dispose of Them Safely on Oct. 28

To help keep prescription medications out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, the U.S. Department of Justice, working with local law enforcement, will hold a prescription take-back event in our area on Saturday, Oct. 28. This event allows residents to drop off unwanted or expired prescription medications free of charge for safe and convenient disposal.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can drop their medications off at the following local sites. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ or www.dea.gov. More sites are being added daily.

Several communities in our area also have permanent collection sites. Click here for those.
                  
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