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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
Constitution Day on September 17th
September 12, 2014
While we celebrate our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July, the document that actually created the United States of America was adopted 227 years ago this month. On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. In a time when kings, monarchs, czars, and emperors ruled the nations of the world, the United States Constitution represented a novel and revolutionary idea – a living document creating a government of “We the People” that was... More
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Hastings Honored by United Fresh Produce Association
September 9, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Doc Hastings was awarded the Congressional Leadership Award from President and CEO Tom Stenzel of the United Fresh Produce Association this morning at its annual meeting. This award was given for his work on behalf of specialty crop growers. “It is fitting and proper that Representative Doc Hastings be given special recognition by the United Fresh Produce Association,” said Christian Schlect, who serves as President of the Northwest Horticultural Council based out ... More
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Time for the Commander-in-Chief to Lead
September 5, 2014
From a passenger airplane being shot down over Ukraine to violence spreading at an alarming rate in the Middle East, newspaper headlines in recent months have become increasingly disturbing. Unfortunately, in a time when the world is becoming more insecure, President Obama’s foreign policy strategy can be boiled down to three words: to be determined. The recent murder by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of two American journalists in Syria has served as a sobering realization that Pres... More
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Back to School
August 29, 2014
As the fun-filled days of summer vacation draw to close, teachers and students across Central Washington are heading back into the classroom for a new school year. Throughout my years in Congress, I have often met with local teachers, administrators, parents, and students to discuss ways we can improve our educational system so that it better serves our students. The resounding message that I hear is the need for more local control and less interference from the federal government. More than a d... More
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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
August 19, 2014

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

September 9, 2014

I was pleased to support H.R. 5078 on the House floor today, which would prevent the Obama Administration from drastically expanding the federal government’s authority ov...... Read More

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