Congress votes to keep helium program

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to keep the Federal Helium Program, set up after World War I to guarantee U.S. dirigibles would have the gas they needed.

Keystone XL bill clears House committee

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- A bill advanced by the House Natural Resources Committee would prevent President Obama from delaying the Keystone XL pipeline, the committee chairman said.
U.S. leaders want gulf waters open for oil

U.S. leaders want gulf waters open for oil

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The United States can move closer to energy independence by opening offshore reserves near the Mexican border, lawmakers said.

Republicans fired up by latest oil plans

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is blocking access to shale oil deposits in the United States in key Western states, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
GOP: Budget plans good for oil, gas

GOP: Budget plans good for oil, gas

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A budget resolution from the House of Representatives will unlock domestic oil and gas potential, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said.

GOP: Energy key to budget woes

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Energy production in the United States could provide a substantial revenue stream but the White House is standing in the way, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said.
GOP sees budget savior in energy

GOP sees budget savior in energy

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is standing in the way of an energy revolution that could help address U.S. economic woes, U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash said.

Legislator wants faster oil, gas permits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said the White House is "playing fast and loose" with drilling permit pledges.

U.S. oil, gas sale worth $133.7 million

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A lease sale for oil and natural gas acreage in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico attracted more than $133 million in bids, the U.S. government said.

GOP blames Obama for high gasoline prices

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said President Barack Obama was to blame for the high price of gasoline across the country.

Advocates question GOP hydropower bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings said his hydropower bill would cut through red tape but an advocacy group said the "bill is an extreme piece of legislation."

NWF: Risk of coal exports outweigh gains

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- With coal declining as a U.S. power source, the subsequent increase in exports to Asian markets comes with major risks, an environmental group said.
GOP wants answers on 2010 drilling ban

GOP wants answers on 2010 drilling ban

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department isn't serious about addressing concerns regarding the 2010 oil drilling moratorium, a House of Representatives leader said.
House slams Obama offshore drill plan

House slams Obama offshore drill plan

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that would open most of the continental shelf to oil and natural gas exploration.

Sharp divisions over U.S. energy plans

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. leaders sparring over domestic energy production expressed sharp divisions over the 5-year lease plan outlined by the White House.
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Doc Hastings
U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) holdS a news conference after conducting a closed meeting of the committee at the Capitol October 5, 2006 in Washington. Hastings announced that the committee will open an investigation into whether or not former U.S. Representative Mark Foley (R-FL) engaged in any inappropriate behavior while serving in the House. (UPI Photo / Kamenko Pajic)

Richard Norman "Doc" Hastings (born February 7, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes most of the central part of the state, including Yakima, Wenatchee, and the Tri-Cities.

Doc Hastings was born in Spokane, Washington. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1964 to 1969. He studied business administration at Columbia Basin College and Central Washington College but never finished either. Hastings was named Columbia Basin Alumni of the Year in 2001. He returned to Central Washington as commencement speaker in 2008.

Before being elected to Congress, Hastings ran his family-owned small business, Columbia Basin Paper and Supply. He was an active member of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Pasco/Kennewick Rotary Club, the Pasco Downtown Development Association, and the Pasco Jaycees. He also served on the Board of Directors of Yakima Federal Savings.

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