House measure on gas aimed at lower prices

House measure on gas aimed at lower prices

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --The House of Representatives passed a measure it says would help lower gasoline prices by expanding access to domestic energy resources.
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House GOP hits back at gas tax proposal

House GOP hits back at gas tax proposal

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --Members of the House of Representatives said U.S. consumers would pay less at the pump if a bill in support of expanded domestic energy production passed.
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U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

U.S. House puts energy at top of budget plan

April 2 (UPI) -- A budget proposal puts U.S. energy production at the top of the list of ways to generate new revenue, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman said.
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Hastings, Boehner ally, to retire from House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said Thursday he plans to retire at the end of the year.

U.S. Democrats question stimulus from oil exports

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats called for hearings to assess whether lifting a crude oil export ban would lead to lower energy prices.

Obama draws fire from both sides of energy debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- President Obama didn't speak enough on environmental issues Tuesday, the Sierra Club said, while his Republican rivals said Keystone XL should've gotten a nod.

Hastings: Obama's energy polices 'off course'

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department has "veered far off course" in terms of its management of oil and natural gas resources, a House committee chairman said.

GOP-led House to drive oil agenda

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Congressional action is needed to unlock the full potential of energy production in U.S. coastal waters, a House energy committee leader said.

Europe lauds Obama's green plan, GOP unsure

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- The British government said it would work with its U.S. counterparts to advance a low-carbon economy in response to President Obama's climate agenda.

Rep. Hastings calls for pro-energy bill passage in House

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., hailed the approval of three bills by the House Natural Resources Committee as vital to ensuring U.S. energy security.

U.S. waters not just for oil, advocate says

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers pressing for more offshore energy development are putting too much emphasis on one economic sector, the Center for American Progress said.

House leader wants more oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would require the U.S. government to issue a new offshore lease plan, a committee chairman said.

Sierra Club presses against drilling on federal land

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Environmentalists are pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to designate more federal lands as monument sites to prevent expanded oil and gas drilling.
House sidesteps Obama on Keystone XL

House sidesteps Obama on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama was the last obstacle to getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built through the country, the chairman of a House committee said.

Fracking debate stirs in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has an obligation to ensure that oil and natural gas deposits are developed responsibly, a natural resource advocate testified.
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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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