On this race: Elected Experience: Serving as common sense voice for the communities, families and people of Central Washington state. U.S. House of Representatives, 1995 to today. As top Republican on Natural Resources Committee, Hastings protects our dams from extremists seeking their removal, and oversees federal irrigation water projects vital to local farmers, the region’s agriculture-dependent economy, and thousands of jobs. Member of Rural Health Care Coalition. Chair of Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.
Other Professional Experience: Small Businessman: operated family business in Pasco for nearly three decades.
Education: Attended Columbia Basin College and Central Washington University.
Community Service: Married to Claire, father of three, and proud grandfather of eight.
Statement: It’s been my honor to serve as your voice and advocate in Congress, where standing up for Central Washington is my top priority.
With record national debt, massive stimulus spending, new taxes and a government takeover of health care – the liberals who control Washington, D.C. are taking our nation in exactly the wrong direction. It’s time for Congress to stop spending and start listening to the American people. The number one focus must be creating jobs, getting our economy back on track and stopping out-of-control spending that has left our nation with the largest deficit in history.
I voted against each and every bailout. I’m pushing to end the bailouts now and use the money to pay down the debt. I’m pressing to repeal the trillion-dollar health care law and replace it with common sense solutions that lower costs, increase choices and protect Medicare. I said no to each stimulus spending bill. Bigger government, higher spending and new taxes are not the way to get our nation back on track. There are better solutions.
We must support small businesses and lower taxes. We must return to the fiscal discipline experts say is needed to revive our economy. We must produce more energy here in America to lower prices. We must promote no-cost job creation, like opening new overseas markets for our agriculture economy. We must protect our nation from terrorist threats, secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. We must protect the future of Social Security and Medicare for today’s seniors and tomorrow’s retirees.
I’m asking for your vote so we can get our nation back on track and ensure our children and grandchildren enjoy a secure and prosperous future.