August 14, 2013
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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.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms.”
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.
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.
Since it was created in 1965, Medicare has provided important benefits - helping millions of seniors, including myself, live healthier lives.
Each year around Valentine’s Day, we think of hearts.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) announced that he will retire from Congress at the end of the year.
From endangered salmon to the Spotted Owl, the Pacific Northwest has been the poster child when it comes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Tuesday, Jan. 28th, Americans across the country watched President Obama deliver his fifth State of the Union address.
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.
It has become increasingly clear to hard working Americans that Obamacare was never ready for prime time.
Each month I receive thousands of e-mails, phone calls, letters, tweets and Facebook messages.
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.
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.
For nearly 50 years, the United States Capitol Christmas Tree has been a holiday tradition in Washington, D.C.
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.
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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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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:
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.