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Congressman Doc Hastings joins local officials and first responders on a tour of the wildfire damage in Pateros, Washington. August 4, 2014. (Official Photo by Peter Godlewski)

Weekly Message from Doc
November 21, 2014
Farewell Weekly Column by Congressman Doc Hastings November 21, 2014 As I complete my final weeks in Congress, it is only natural to reflect on the past 20 years. It has truly been my honor and privilege to serve you and represent those who call Central Washington home in Congress. Whether it’s helping seniors with their Social Security benefits, ensuring that veterans are awarded the medals they earned but never received, or cutting through bureaucratic red tape to support local families and sm... More
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Congressional Mailbag
November 14, 2014
Congressional Mailbag Weekly Column by Congressman Doc Hastings November 14, 2014 As my time representing you in Congress winds down, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide answer to some questions that I have been hearing from my constituents. What issue important to Central Washington has evolved during your years in Congress? When I was first elected in 1994, the listing of the Spotted Owl under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the resulting adoption of the Northwest Forest Plan de... More
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Honoring Our Veterans
November 7, 2014
Honoring Our Veterans Weekly Column by Congressman Doc Hastings November 7, 2014 On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, World War I drew to a close when the armistice agreement was signed. First observed as Armistice Day, more than 95 years later, November 11th, or Veterans Day, is a day for Americans to honor and thank those whose selfless service has protected the freedoms we all too often take for granted. The work of those in uniform is dangerous and difficu... More
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Hanford Cleanup Success Critical to Northwest
October 31, 2014
Hanford Cleanup Success Critical to the Northwest Weekly Column by Congressman Doc Hastings October 31, 2014 Dams, agriculture products, the Pacific Northwest National Lab and abundant natural resources are just a few things that make Central Washington unique. Hanford is another. Hanford began in the 1940’s with nuclear production that played a pivotal role in our defense for decades. An integral part of the Manhattan Project, the work done at Hanford helped end World War II and the Cold War. ... More
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Looking Back: The Contract With America
October 24, 2014
Looking Back: The Contract with America Weekly Column by Congressman Doc Hastings October 24, 2014 Twenty years ago, I joined Republican candidates for Congress from across the nation in signing the “Contract with America,” a commitment to the American people for sweeping changes in Washington, DC. When I took office in January of 1995, House Republicans’ motto was “no more business as usual,” and our goal was productive change. This included the passage of the first balanced budget in 26 years... More
August 19, 2014

What I saw during my tour of the #CarltonComplex #WA #wildfire

November 21, 2014

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