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Rep. Doc Hastings

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Hastings earns business award

The National Federation of Independent Business last week named U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.

September 23, 2014 3:01 p.m. read more..

Agriculture spotlight: cherries

With the start of summer, Central Washington farmers are working harder than ever to produce some of the world’s finest and most diverse agricultural products. Our region is known for producing a wide variety of top-quality, agricultural products that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide.

June 25, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Restoring trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs

America owes a debt of gratitude to the millions of veterans who have served and fought to keep our country safe. Those who serve in our Armed Services are responsible for not only protecting our physical safety, but also the freedoms and values upon which our nation was founded.

June 18, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

A message to the class of 2014

The month of June brings a stream of graduation ceremonies and festivities. It is truly a rewarding and exciting time for graduates and their families as personal struggles are overcome and goals are reached.

June 4, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Constituent services

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.

April 23, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Balancing the budget

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.

April 16, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Tips for tax season

As tax day nears on April 15, we’re reminded of the tremendous impact that decisions made in Washington D.C. have on Central Washington families, farmers and businesses.

April 2, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Year four of Obamacare: delayed deadlines

As we near the fourth anniversary of President Barack Obama signing his signature health care law, residents in Central Washington and throughout the country are now feeling the pains and unintended consequences of Obamacare.

March 19, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

‘Doc’ done end of year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) announced that he will retire from Congress at the end of the year.

February 14, 2014 3:13 p.m. read more..

Government regulations stifle job growth

Every year, the federal government issues hundreds of burdensome regulations, covering everything from domestic energy production to the specific types of light bulbs you can buy to the dust found on a farm.

January 22, 2014 3 p.m. read more..

Making improvements to Columbia River treaty

The Columbia River has always been essential to our economy and our way of life. It generates clean renewable power to light our homes and businesses, provides irrigation for our crops, creates fishing and recreational opportunities, and serves as a way to move goods from the interior of the Northwest to markets overseas.

December 27, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

Protect yourself from identity theft this Christmas

With the holiday season upon us, Central Washingtonians are flocking to stores and websites to purchase gifts for family and friends. Unfortunately, cases of identity theft in our community are on the rise and can spoil this season of goodwill.

December 18, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

How may I assist you?

As your representative to the United States Congress, one of my highest priorities is providing service and assistance to those who call Central Washington home.

December 4, 2013 3:05 p.m. read more..

Looking into the unknown:

Four years ago, President Obama made a sweeping promise to the American people, “…if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

September 25, 2013 4:27 p.m. read more..

Staying true to our Constitution

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This month marks the 226th anniversary of this landmark moment in American history when our founding fathers gathered together to form “a more perfect Union.”

September 18, 2013 4:37 p.m. read more..

Not much rest for congressman during summer break

Other than a family reunion in Portland, Ore. this past weekend, U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings is using the summer break from Washington D.C. to visit the folks he represents. It’s no small task, as his constituents live from as far south as the Columbia Gorge to as far north as the Canadian border.

August 19, 2013 11:29 a.m. read more..

Congressional mailbag

In addition to receiving thousands of e-mails, phone calls, letters and messages from social media on a variety of topics, I recently conducted a round of telephone town halls to all eight counties that make up the Fourth Congressional District. I want to share a few questions that your neighbors recently asked me:

August 15, 2013 3:36 p.m. read more..

Congratulations, graduates

Right now across Central Washington, caps and gowns are being handed out, well wishes prepared and parties are being planned, as students get ready for graduation.

June 5, 2013 11:21 a.m. read more..


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