Congressman Doc Hastings

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Hastings speaks to Mr. Calcavecchia's AP government class at Chiawana High School in Pasco. February 14, 2014.

Weekly Message from Doc
Constituent Services are Part of My Job
April 18, 2014
As Central Washington’s Representative to the United States Congress, one of my highest priorities is providing service and assistance to all the citizens of our region. I believe working for you in Congress extends beyond voting on legislation, and includes helping constituents navigate the federal government bureaucracy. Below are a number of ways I can offer my help and the expertise of my staff: Federal Government Help If you, a family member, or someone you know is experiencing a problem wi... More
Press Releases
Hastings Announces 2014 Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Site Briefings
April 16, 2014
Congressman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Chairman of the bipartisan House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus, announced the schedule today for the 20th annual briefing series on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) nuclear cleanup program. “These briefings provide valuable insight and help educate my colleagues in Congress and their staff about nuclear cleanup issues. The fact is, cleanup doesn't happen in Washington, D.C. – it’s accomplished at our sites in our communities,” Hastings said. Each briefing will focus on... More
Weekly Message from Doc
Balancing the Budget
April 11, 2014
Families and small business owners all across America know that sometimes difficult decisions must be made in order to balance their budgets – and so should Congress and the President. Whether monthly or annually, we all set priorities and make decisions about how we spend the money that we have earned. The basic principle behind balancing our nation’s checkbook is simple: you can’t spend more money then you take in. Although D.C. Democrats believe that we should tax and spend our way to prosper... More
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House Passes a Responsible, Balanced Budget
April 10, 2014
Congressman Doc Hastings released the following statement on the House Budget Resolution, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 219-205: “Today’s vote marks the fourth year in a row that House Republicans have passed a responsible budget that balances our nation’s finances without raising taxes on hardworking Americans and gets a handle on our skyrocketing national debt. It’s past time for our government to stop spending money we don’t have. Specifically, our budget s... More
Weekly Message from Doc
Protecting American Workers and Their Paychecks
April 4, 2014
Every day, I hear from hardworking people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table. At a time when three-quarters of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck, the Obama Administration is imposing a new nationwide mandate that could cause millions of workers to see their hours cut and their take-home pay slashed. The Obamacare law requires employers with 50 or more full-time workers to provide health insurance to all of their full-time emp... More
April 10, 2014

Our #budget will grow the economy by getting Americans working again. #4jobs

April 15, 2014

Today is tax day – the last day to file your tax returns. Please take a moment to read my recent column on the need to reform our broken tax code and protecting yourself ...... Read More

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