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Doc Hastings' Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Richard 'Doc' Hastings
Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Claire; 3 Children: Kirsten, Petrina, Colin
Birth Date: 02/07/1941
Birth Place: Spokane, WA
Home City: Pasco, WA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Agriculture - Protecting Family Farms
Issue Position: Agriculture - Creating New Trade Opportunities
Issue Position: Agriculture - Supporting Agriculture Research
Issue Position: Agriculture - Specialty Crops
Issue Position: Opening New Markets, Leveling the Playing Field for Central Washington Farmers
Issue Position: Agriculture - Emergency Payments and Bonus Buys
Aug. 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Granting Major Disaster Declaration
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Wheat Exports
July 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Agriculture Market Access in TPP
May 30, 2014 Hastings' Measures to Protect Central Washington Agriculture Advance to the Senate
May 14, 2014 Private Property Owners, Farmers, and Small Businesses Pay the Price for ESA Critical Habitat Designations
May 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - School Nutrition Regulations
May 9, 2014 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
March 19, 2014 Hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee - California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions
March 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion
Feb. 5, 2014 Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act
Jan. 29, 2014 Five-Year Farm Bill Benefits Central Washington
Jan. 19, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration - Common Sense in Proposed Food Safety Regulations
Dec. 19, 2013 Hastings Responds to FDA Announcement on Food Safety Rule
Nov. 13, 2013 Greg Walden, Doc Hastings Lead Meeting with FDA to Push for Common Sense in Water Quality Rules
Oct. 18, 2013 Weekly Message from Doc - Renewing Our Commitment to Our Farmers
Oct. 11, 2013 Finding Solutions to Improve the Endangered Species Act
Aug. 23, 2013 Weekly Message from Doc - Highlights from Around Central Washington
July 19, 2013 Weekly Message from Doc - Agriculture: The Leading Industry in Washington
July 11, 2013 Hastings Statement on Farm Bill Passage
June 18, 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
May 23, 2013 Email Archive - Agriculture Update from Congressman Doc Hastings
May 19, 2013 Email Archive - A Tough Week for the Obama Administration
May 17, 2013 Weekly Message from Doc - Bipartisan Farm Bill Moves Forward
April 30, 2013 Government Report Confirms Flawed ESA Science; Specific Answers Needed for Farmers, Forest Managers
April 19, 2013 Weekly Message From Doc - Obama Administration Tactics Violate Due Process
March 20, 2013 Obama Administration to Retroactively Subject Secure Rural School Payments to Sequestration Cuts
Feb. 28, 2013 Hastings, Costa to Co-Chair Specialty Crop Caucus
Jan. 11, 2013 Hastings, Reichert and McDermott Work to Support Washington Growers
Oct. 31, 2012 Letter to Ministers Suswono and Wirjawan
Sept. 28, 2012 Agriculture Spotlight: Hops
Sept. 10, 2012 Billfish Conservation Act of 2012
Aug. 17, 2012 New Report: Drought's Impact on Energy Production and Water
Aug. 1, 2012 Committee Approves Bill to Help Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires, Improve Forest Health, Protect Local Communities
July 20, 2012 Promoting Policies to Help Our Farmers Succeed
July 19, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip
June 15, 2012 Hastings Joins Bipartisan Letter to Encourage Fair Access to Mexico for Central Washington Potato Growers
June 1, 2012 Keeping the Family in Family Farming
May 9, 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
April 17, 2012 House Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Safeguard Hunting & Fishing from Bureaucratic Restrictions and Limitations
March 2, 2012 Congressman Doc Hastings Agriculture Update
March 2, 2012 Weekly Message from Doc: Supporting Central Washington Farmers
Feb. 22, 2012 San Joaquin Valley Farmers Initially Slated to Get Fraction of Yearly Water Allocations
Feb. 14, 2012 Committee to Act on Plan to End California's Man-Made Drought and Restore Water Supplies and Jobs
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