Cook Calls on Chairman Nordenberg to ‘Show His Work’

Feb. 09, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), who represents the 49th District, parts of Fayette and Washington counties, “The Mon Valley,” has continued to demand answers for “We The People” regarding the proposed House map in the redistricting process.

Cook Fights for Citizens of PA by Calling Out Nordenberg on Partisanship in Redistricting

Jan. 05, 2022 /

The citizens of this Commonwealth have the right to a government that is fair, accountable and transparent, and since I took office in 2016, my primary goal has been to ensure all of these. My secondary goal has always been to promote the Monongahela Valley, located in Southwest Pennsylvania, and work with local officials in the area for the betterment of this region.

Cook Continues Push for Fair, Accountable and Transparent Government

Dec. 15, 2021 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – In late October, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) held a press conference titled “Come On Man, it’s the People’s Money” on the Washington County Courthouse steps to officially release his findings in his five-year Local Share Account (LSA) investigation.

Cook Hosts First Women in Leadership Conference

Nov. 05, 2021 /

Cook Hosts First Women in Leadership Conference

Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) hosted his first Women in Leadership Conference at California University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, Nov. 4. Several females from different industries came together to share their stories of leadership and success with attendees.

Cook to Host Women in Leadership Conference

Nov. 01, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will host a Women in Leadership Conference where several females from different industries will come together to share their stories of leadership and success.

Cook Releases Full Details and Findings on Five-Year Local Share Account Investigation

Oct. 21, 2021 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) held a press conference titled “Come On Man, it’s the People’s Money” on the Washington County Courthouse steps this afternoon to officially release his findings in his five-year Local Share Account (LSA) investigation. Leading up to the press conference, Cook released three editorials to help those unfamiliar with LSA understand the intricacies of the grant selection process.

Cook to Present Local Share Account Investigation Findings

Oct. 19, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will hold a press conference to explain what Local Share Accounts (LSA) are, why these grants are important to the 49th District, where the money comes from and where it goes, and next steps for making sure the grant application process is fair, accountable and transparent.

Cook to Present Local Share Account Investigation Findings

Oct. 18, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will hold a press conference titled “Come On Man, it’s the People’s Money” to explain what Local Share Accounts (LSA) are and his findings on the grant process from the last five years.

Local Share Accounts: Where Do the Funds Come From?

Oct. 07, 2021 /

In an editorial released last week titled “Local Share Accounts: What Are They and Why Should You Care?”, I detailed how Act 71 of 2004 (Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act) allowed a small portion of the revenue brought in by casino gaming to be placed into Local Share Accounts (LSA).

Local Share Accounts: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

Sep. 29, 2021 /

In 2004, the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act passed (Act 71 of 2004) with the primary intent of protecting the public from unlawful gaming, followed by enhancing live horse racing. The law was amended to include table games in 2010 and further expanded gaming in 2017, which adds to the complexity of the revenue flow.

Cook’s Upcoming Town Hall Meeting Canceled

Sep. 20, 2021 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) has announced that his town hall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m., has been canceled due to being recalled to session.

Cook Presents ‘Come Home…GO BIG!’ Initiative to Washington County Commissioners

Sep. 17, 2021 /

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) recently spoke at the Washington County commissioners monthly meeting about his newest initiative – “Come Home…GO BIG!” The initiative highlights Southwestern Pennsylvania, which consists of Washington, Fayette, Greene, Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, as the best place in the Commonwealth to live and work.