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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
Yakima Valley Plays a Big Role in German Tradition
September 26, 2014
September 27th marks the beginning of the 181st Oktoberfest celebration in Germany. What started as a five-day celebration honoring the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in Munich is now a celebration of Bavarian culture – primarily the brewing of beer – in communities around the globe. Today, the United States trails only Germany in world production of beer. The Yakima Valley plays a key role in these celebrations. Over 73 percent of U.S. hops, which are a key ingredient in flavorin... More
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Holding the Department of Veterans' Affairs Accountable
September 19, 2014
Throughout our country’s history, millions of Americans have served in the Armed Forces to keep our country safe. We can never truly repay these brave men and women for their sacrifice, but we can uphold our commitment to provide care for our veterans. Like all Americans, I was appalled when stories began surfacing last Spring about veterans dying from treatable illnesses while waiting for care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Initial reports of manipulated waitlists and wait times ... More
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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
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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