The problem of developing our energy resources on federal lands stretches far beyond AlaskaFollow Alaska, lawmaker tells Obama Jul 01, 2011
American energy production should be the centerpiece of any jobs agenda and recognized for its potential to create millions of American jobs, generate new federal revenue, strengthen our economy and improve our national securityWhere's the oil, House asks Obama Sep 09, 2011
The current burdensome regulatory system discourages interest in renewable energy production on public lands and devalues the original multi-use purpose of these landsU.S. lawmakers spar over clean energy Jul 14, 2011
Faced with record deficits, near double-digit unemployment and high gasoline prices, lawmakers should not take any job-creating options off the tableRepublicans want to drill in ANWR Sep 13, 2011
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.