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Rep. Doc Hastings

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Raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer

Did you know that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States?

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.

Still recovering from the ‘Recovery Summer’

Every day I hear from hard working people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Obama isn’t delivering on his ‘Year of Action’

Since 1963, our nation has recognized the importance of small businesses to the economic success of America during National Small Business Week.

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Federal water grab threatens jobs, farmers, local economies

Those who call Central Washington home know that clean, available water is vitally important to our economy and our region.

Congressional mailbag

Each month I receive thousands of e-mails, phone calls, letters, tweets and Facebook messages.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Protecting the Second Amendment for future generations

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.”

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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.

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American people deserve timely and honest answers

A common concern I hear from many Central Washington residents is the direction that this White House is headed. Like you, I have serious concerns about the ongoing abuse of power by President Obama.

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Cutting Medicare to support parts of Obamacare won’t fix the problems

Since it was created in 1965, Medicare has provided important benefits - helping millions of seniors, including myself, live healthier lives.

Be heart smart

Each year around Valentine’s Day, we think of hearts.

Celebrating George Washington’s birthday

Every February, it is customary for our children and grandchildren to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, or President’s Day, by learning about the Father of our Country.

‘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.

We’re working to reform the Endangered Species Act

From endangered salmon to the Spotted Owl, the Pacific Northwest has been the poster child when it comes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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House Republicans stand ready to work with President in bipartisan way

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, Americans across the country watched President Obama deliver his fifth State of the Union address.

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.

Obamacare needs to be repealed

It has become increasingly clear to hard working Americans that Obamacare was never ready for prime time.

Congressional mailbag

Each month I receive thousands of e-mails, phone calls, letters, tweets and Facebook messages.

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.

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.

Spreading Christmas cheer from one Washington to the other

For nearly 50 years, the United States Capitol Christmas Tree has been a holiday tradition in Washington, D.C.

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.

Honoring our commitment to our nation’s military veterans


Every year, November 11th is set aside as a day for Americans to remember and honor veterans of all wars who fought to protect the freedoms we all too often take for granted.

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Looking into the unknown:

Obamacare on the verge of implementation

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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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:

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.


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