Congressman Doc Hastings

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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
Agriculture Research is Vital to Central Washington
August 22, 2014
I am proud to represent one of the most diverse agricultural regions in the world. From apples to cherries, potatoes to asparagus, and beef to wheat – our region is known for producing a wide variety of top-quality agricultural products that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide. However, agriculture is one of the most volatile industries to work in. Regardless of the crop, I recognize it is a never-ending task to stay ahead of evolving pests, diseases, and even the unpredictable weather. This is w... More
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WA WILDFIRES: Murray, Cantwell, Hastings, Reichert Push FEMA to Reconsider Denial of Individual Assistance for Okanogan County Families Impacted by Wildfires
August 20, 2014
Today, the federal delegation representing impacted areas in Washington state sent a letter to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), expressing their disappointment in the denial of Gov. Inslee’s request for individual assistance for families impacted by wildfires in Okanogan County and public assistance in Chelan County. The letter requests that FEMA provide the Washington State Emergency Management Division assistance in appealing the decision and asks FEMA Administrator... More
Weekly Message from Doc
What I Saw During My Visit to the Carlton Complex Fire
August 18, 2014
Wildfires in our national forests damage or destroy an average of nearly 4 million acres across the United States each year. Over the last month, eight fires spanning nine counties in Central Washington have and are continuing to ravage more than 355,000 acres of land, including private property. The Carlton Complex fire alone consumed over 260,000 acres in Okanogan County and is recorded as the largest wildfire in our state’s history. This means more than half a million acres in Central Washing... More
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Hastings: EPA Final Agreement is Just Another Example of Closed-Door Settlements Driving Bad Policy Decisions
August 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Doc Hastings released the following statement today after reports of a final settlement agreement that would impose buffer zones for crop protection tools from any body of water in the Pacific Northwest and California: “Once again, the Obama Administration is utilizing ‘sue and settle’ tactics to impose baseless regulations on growers that would seriously restrict the ability to farm thousands of acres of prime Central Washington farmland. The National Academy of S... More
Weekly Message from Doc
Congressional Mailbag
August 8, 2014
Each month I receive thousands of e-mails, phone calls, letters, tweets, and Facebook messages on a variety of topics. I wanted to share a few questions that I’ve recently received. What’s Congress doing to improve our veterans’ health care? Ensuring our veterans have access to quality care is not an issue I take lightly. I, like all Americans, was appalled when stories began surfacing about veterans dying from treatable illnesses while still waiting for care from the Department of Veterans Affa... More
August 19, 2014

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

August 21, 2014

In a letter sent Wednesday to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Reps. Doc Hastings and Dave Reichert urged the agency to review a...... Read More

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