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Doc Hastings, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, first joined the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 to serve Washington’s 4th Congressional District. In 2010 he was reelected for a seventh term with 67% of the vote.

Doc Hastings
Chairman Hastings says his top priorities will be reducing spending, creating American jobs, and ensuring thoughtful oversight of the Obama Administration’s policies and decisions. Specifically, Chairman Hastings’ interests include increasing American energy production, ensuring U.S. offshore drilling is the safest in the world, guaranteeing access to public lands for recreation and job creation, effective management of our nation’s oceans, and fighting for water rights in the West.

Before coming to Congress, Mr. Hastings ran his family’s small business, Columbia Basin Paper and Supply and established himself as a leader in the local business community. Doc and his wife, Claire, live in Pasco. They have three children and eight grandchildren. (House Natural Resources Committee)