Highlighting Agriculture with ‘Blessing of the Balers,’ ‘May is Beef Month’ Celebration

May. 03, 2024 /

Supporters of the state’s agriculture industry will gather at the state Capitol for the Second Annual Blessing of the Balers and “May is Beef Month” celebration. The event is hosted by state Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Livestock Association, Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association and Center for Beef Excellence. Two tractors and balers will be on-site for the event.

A Threat to Every Pennsylvanian’s Constitutional Rights

Mar. 27, 2024 /

On March 23, Vice President Kamala Harris announced the formation of The White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. They claim the office will identify a number of new executive actions and assist in coordinated efforts with local and state officials to identify and prevent individuals who could be considered a risk to themselves or others from possessing firearms.

Cook, Policy Committee Host Hearing to Address Threats to Cokeburg Dam's Vitality

Feb. 22, 2024 /

COKEBURG– In response to growing concerns within the community, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) and the House Republican Policy Committee, led by Chairman Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), convened a hearing to discuss and strategize ways to prevent the potential drainage of the beloved Cokeburg Dam by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Cook Announces Local Fire, Ambulance Grants

Feb. 15, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Fire and emergency response organizations in the 50th Legislation District, which includes all of Greene County and portions of Washington County, have been awarded more than $400,000 in grants from the state, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Greene) announced today.

Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam

Feb. 14, 2024 /

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington), and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Removing Obstacles to Opportunity to Save the Cokeburg Dam” to draw awareness to unnecessary permitting delays that are preventing the restoration of a popular recreational landmark.

Cook to Address Washington County Commissioners on LSA Funds

Feb. 14, 2024 /

WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) will again call on the Washington County commissioners to answer concerns about the administration of the county’s Local Share Account (LSA) grant program, which awards millions in state gaming proceeds each year. For a history of concerns Cook has raised about the Washington County LSA, visit RepBudCook.com.

Cook Aims to Reunite People with their Unclaimed Property

Jan. 05, 2024 /

WAYNESBURG – With the Pennsylvania Treasury holding more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) is hosting a series of events to reunite people with money or items that belong to them.

Cook Calls on Shapiro to Explain RGGI Appeal to Pennsylvanians

Nov. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R- Greene/Washington) released the following statement regarding Gov. Josh Shapiro’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court decision that would have ended the job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a multi-state energy tax program that proposes to increase utility costs in Pennsylvania.

Cook: California Area Schools Receive Grants to Boost Agriculture Program

Nov. 14, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R- Greene/Washington) today announced that the agriculture programs at California Area School District (CASD) and California Academy of Learning Charter School (CALCS) received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-School Grant Program.

Cook: Why the Secrecy Around Washington County’s LSA?

Oct. 19, 2023 /

WASHINGTON – Continuing his quest for transparency regarding Washington County’s Local Share Account (LSA) program and $10 million in unaccounted-for funds, Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) addressed the Washington County commissioners at their regular meeting Thursday.

Cook to Challenge Washington County Commissioners on Unaccounted-for LSA Funds

Oct. 18, 2023 /

WHAT: Rep. Bud Cook (R-Greene/Washington) will again call on the Washington County commissioners to answer concerns about the administration of the county’s Local Share Account (LSA) grant program, which awards millions in state gaming proceeds each year. For a history of concerns Cook has raised about the Washington County LSA, visit www.RepBudCook.com.