Congressman Doc Hastings

Serving Central Washington

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Memorial Day 2014

Weekly Message from Doc
Taking President Obama to Court
July 25, 2014
Each Member of Congress and the president take an oath and swear to faithfully “preserve, protect, and defend” the United States Constitution, which provides separate powers for our nation’s three equal branches of government – the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches. Article I of the Constitution grants Congress the authority to write the laws of the land while Article II entrusts the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” However, all too often over the past f... More
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Hastings, Murray, and Cantwell Statement on Wildfires in Central Washington
July 18, 2014
U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) and U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement today on the firefighting efforts underway in Central Washington: “Our hearts go out to those Washingtonians and communities that have been impacted by the catastrophic wildfires now burning in north Central Washington. We are in close communication with the federal, state, and local authorities on the ground and we are committed to ensuring that the necessary ... More
Weekly Message from Doc
Investing in America’s Workforce and Competitiveness
July 18, 2014
Millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work in today’s challenging economy. Many Central Washington workforce-training centers have successfully helped unemployed workers find jobs. However, on the federal level, much improvement can be made. Like with all federal programs, I believe Congress should routinely review them and make necessary improvements to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Job seekers currently face a maze of overlapping programs and an inefficient, bureaucrati... More
Weekly Message from Doc
Still Recovering from the “Recovery Summer”
July 11, 2014
Every day, I hear from hardworking people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table. They are frustrated with the state of our nation’s economy. Overall, Americans’ take home pay is dwindling and they’re falling further and further behind due to the higher cost of living. Realizing the discontent of the American people, President Obama attempted to put fears to rest by declaring the 2010 summer as the ‘Recovery Summer’ – a time when Americans wo... More
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Hastings’ Statement on Senate Passage of North Cascades Fish Stocking Bill
July 10, 2014
Congressman Doc Hastings released the following statement on his bill H.R. 1158, the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act, which passed the U.S. Senate last night: “Senate passage ensures that the time-honored tradition of recreational fishing continues in the lakes of North Cascades National Park. The hundred-plus year practice of fish stocking in these lakes boosts public access, tourism, small businesses, and the local economy. I’m pleased to see the Senate join the ... More
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July 11, 2014

RT @NatResources: First read: via @FoxNews "Administration’s Secretive Oceans Policies Come Under Fire" w/ @NatResources @DocHastings http…

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July 23, 2014

Last night, I joined Senators Murray and Cantwell and Congressman Reichert in asking the White House to swiftly approve an emergency disaster declaration and to make the ...... Read More

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