Congressman Doc Hastings

Serving Central Washington

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  • Agriculture

    Agriculture has been the backbone of Central Washington’s way of life for generations, and is still the foundation of our economy today. From apples to wine, potatoes and asparagus, and beef and wheat – our region is known for producing a wide variet...

  • America Speaking Out

    One of the most important parts of my job is listening to you. This Congress needs to change its priorities, and that change starts by listening to the American people. Whether it is pushing through a government takeover of health care, working to e...

  • Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus

    As the founder and Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, I encourage you to attend the 2014 briefing series on the Department of Energy’s nuclear cleanup program. This program is responsible for cleaning up nuclear waste cr...

  • Cutting Spending and Ending Bailouts

    Voters in November of 2010 soundly rejected the tax and spend mentality coming from Congress the previous four years, which has left us with high unemployment, record deficits, and government spending that is out-of-control and unsustainable. I voted...

  • Education

    All children deserve a quality education. During my service in Congress historic education reforms have been enacted to increase the decision-making authority of parents, teachers and local schools. As Congress works to improve that law, I’m listenin...

  • Endangered Species Act Congressional Working Group

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was created four decades ago in 1973 t o preserve, protect and recover key domestic species. Since that time, over 1,400 U.S. domestic species and sub-species have been listed. Most species remain on the list and hun...

  • Energy

    As the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, I’m pressing for an all-of-the-above energy solution. When it comes to clean energy and meeting the goals of an all-of-the-above energy plan, Central Washington should be held up as an example...

  • Fair Trade

    With one-in-three Washington state jobs tied to trade, one of the best ways to turn our economy around is to enact fair trade agreements, and follow through on the federal government’s existing trade commitments. These simple steps would immediately ...

  • Hanford

    The history of the Department of Energy's Hanford site began in the 1940’s with nuclear production playing a pivotal role in our nation’s defense for decades. An integral part of the Manhattan Project, the work done at Hanford helped end World War II...

  • Health Care

    Improvements must be made to our health care system, but I reject the premise of the health care law that government knows best how to run our health care. I voted against the trillion dollar government takeover of health care. I am working to repeal...

  • Jobs and the Economy

    Creating jobs and getting our economy back on track must be the top priority of this Congress. I look forward to working with my colleagues to rein in burdensome regulations that cripple our job creators, reduce the bloated size of government, and re...

  • National Defense

    Defending America is the most important duty of the federal government. Protecting our nation starts with providing American troops with the resources they need. The work of those in uniform is dangerous and difficult – requiring personal commitment ...

  • Natural Resources Committee

    I serve as the Chairman on the House Natural Resources Committee. This post provides an opportunity to make a real difference for families and communities in Central Washington and throughout rural America. The Committee on Natural Resources has juri...

  • PNNL

    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a world-class research facility focused on areas like energy, homeland security and environmental sciences. Whether it’s ensuring that appropriate contracts are in place, promoting the development of techn...

  • Public Lands

    From the Juniper Dunes Wilderness area, to the Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National Forests, and up to the North Cascades National Park, Central Washington has over 200,000 acres of federally owned land. As the Chairman of the House Natural Resourc...

  • Social Security

    As a parent and grandparent, I want to ensure Social Security is protected for today’s seniors and for generations to come. It's time to stop postponing solutions and start working toward consensus on an improvement plan. Social Security Administrati...

  • Taxes

    Individuals, families and small businesses are best able to make decisions about how to save, spend and invest – not the federal government. Americans deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money and they deserve a simple tax code that is clear an...

  • Veterans

    Keeping our nation’s commitment to those who served and fought to keep America safe is a national priority. Improvements must be made so that veterans’ services work better for all our nation’s veterans – and that starts with providing proper funding...

  • Water

    Central Washingtonians know that clean, available water is vitally important to our farmers, communities and to our entire economy. Water is the lifeblood of our region. That’s why I got the federal government to begin exploring the extent of the Ode...

  • Yucca Mountain