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  • Republicans Propose Common Sense Plan to Lower Gasoline Prices and Fuel an America that Works
    Press Release
    Jun 19, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) and Reps. Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Bill Cassidy (LA-06), Scott Tipton (CO-03), Don Young (AK-At Large), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large), Bill Flores (TX-17), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Rob Wittman (VA-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Rob Bishop (UT... More
  • Mike Rowe: Work Hard AND Smart
    In Case You Missed It
    Apr 30, 2014 -
    Yesterday, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers.” The hearing examined the well-paying jobs opportunities for technical and skilled workers that have been created by the recent American energy boom. Mike Rowe, former host ... More
  • Work Hard AND Smart
    Press Release
    Apr 29, 2014 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trades Workers.” The hearing examined the well-paying jobs opportunities for technical and skilled workers that have been created by the recent American energy boom. Unemployment in the United S... More
  • Hastings Calls on Senate to Act on Healthy Forest Management and Jobs Bill
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Apr 23, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following speech today at the Western Regional Forest Resources Association Spring Meeting in Pasco, WA. In the speech, Chairman Hastings talked about the House bill (H.R. 1526) that would put tens of thousands of Americans back to work, prov... More
  • ICYMI: Wall Street Journal OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class
    Blog
    Apr 23, 2014 -
    OP ED: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class Josh Mandel Wall Street Journal In American high schools, it is becoming increasingly hard to defend the vanishing of shop class from the curriculum. The trend began in the 1970s, when it became conventional wisdom that a four-year college degree was essential. As Fo... More
  • American Energy Renaissance Will Create Well-Paying Jobs for Women and Minorities
    Press Release
    Apr 8, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities.” The energy sector provides stable, well-paying jobs with an average salary much higher than other sectors. The hearing examined the growing opportunities for women and min... More
  • Hastings: Republican Budget Prioritizes American Energy to Create New Jobs and Increase Revenues
    Press Release
    Apr 1, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement praising the Republican budget released today by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: “The Republican budget is a responsible plan to cut spending, lower the debt, and ensure long-term job and economic growth. It prio... More
  • ICYMI - Fox News: "Domestic energy execs ask Congress for help in hiring vets"
    Blog
    Feb 26, 2014 -
    Domestic energy execs ask Congress for help in hiring vets, including changes to GI Bill By Fox News 2/26/14 U.S. energy executives asked Congress on Wednesday to consider reworking the GI Bill and to take other steps to better connect the legions of job-seeking military veterans with tens of thousands of high-paying j... More
  • Video Release: Pres. Obama and Democrat Senate Should Act on House Legislation to Create Millions of Jobs
    Press Release
    Jan 31, 2014 -
    During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama once again talked about the need to create American jobs. However, we’ve heard that before. Despite the repeated promises, the most recent jobs report painted a much more realistic picture of the President’s efforts. The economy added only 74,000 jobs, far le... More
  • Hastings: IG Report is Further Evidence of a Grossly Mismanaged Rulemaking Process that Will Cost Jobs and Increase Energy Costs
    Press Release
    Jan 9, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement at today’s Full Committee oversight hearing on “Obama Administration’s War on Coal: The Recent Report by the Office of the Inspector General.” “We’re here today to discuss the U.S. Department of the Interior Office... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Duplicative Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations are Unnecessary, Will Cost American Jobs
    Floor Statements
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act: “Mr. Chairman, the Obama Administration is once again attempting to block new American energy production – ke... More
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: The Key to American Energy, Jobs
    Blog
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Shale oil and natural gas activity contributed over 1.7 million jobs in 2012 and will increase by over 45% to almost 2.5 million jobs in 2015. 500,000 non-oil and natural gas manufacturing jobs are supported by shale oil and natural gas. The Obama Administration's proposed federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing w... More
  • Business Groups, American Energy Producers & States Call for Passage of House Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation
    Resourceful Information
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives will consider of H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act. Over 27 groups from across the country are calling for passage of this bipartisan legislation that protects American jobs and prohibits the Interior Department from enforcing federal hydraulic f... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Op-Ed in The Daily Caller: Protecting the States’ Right to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    Protecting the States’ Right to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing By House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings The Daily Caller 11/19/2013 Hardworking American families have long been feeling the effects of anemic economic growth, unemployment that’s been too high for too long, and energy prices that should ... More
  • Fracturing Facts
    Resourceful Information
    Nov 19, 2013 -
    Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider H.R. 2728, the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote Energy Security Act, legislation to protect American jobs and energy production by limiting the Obama Administration’s ability to impose duplicative federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing. Learn more about how ... More
  • Chairman Hastings: All-of-the-Above Energy Plan will Create Jobs, Lower Energy Costs for American Families
    Floor Statements
    Nov 19, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 1965, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act: “Madam Chairman, with millions of Americans still looking for work, growing debts and deficits, and energy prices that are still far... More
  • Chairman Hastings’ Statement on Obama Administration’s Endorsement of States' Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation Plan
    Press Release
    Oct 23, 2013 -
    Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) endorsement of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan. “It’s encouraging that after a year of r... More
  • Witnesses: Federal Government Must Stop Its Regulatory Assault on Mining in America
    Press Release
    Oct 10, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled “EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy.” This hearing examined the onerous federal regulations and abusive actions by the Obama Administration, particul... More
  • Chairman Hastings Calls on President Obama to Immediately Sign Helium Legislation, Prevent Shutdown of Federal Reserve
    Press Release
    Oct 1, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to immediately sign into law H.R. 527, the Helium Stewardship Act. The House and Senate unanimously approved this legislation last week to reform the Federal helium program and prevent an impending heli... More
  • Hastings’ Statement on Senate Passage of Helium Legislation
    Press Release
    Sep 26, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of H.R. 527, the Helium Stewardship Act: “This final bill reflects true bipartisan and bicameral work for the greater good of our Nation and economy. I thank my colleagues in the House and Senate for ... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Increasing Domestic Production of Copper is Vital to Jobs, Economy & National Security
    Floor Statements
    Sep 26, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act: “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. As our... More
  • House Approves Legislation to Preserve Nation’s Helium Supply
    Press Release
    Sep 25, 2013 -
    The House of Representatives today approved, by a unanimous vote of 367-0, H. Res 354, to amend the Senate’s amendment to H.R. 527, the Helium Stewardship Act. The Helium Stewardship Act, as amended by the House, is a bipartisan, common sense action plan to preserve our Nation’s helium supply, close the helium reserve ... More
  • Vote today to pass the "Helium Stewardship Act"
    Dear Colleagues
    Sep 25, 2013 -
    Today, the House will have an opportunity to pass the "Helium Stewardship Act" and send to the Senate for final consideration a bill that preserves our Nation's helium supply, closes the helium reserve once and for all - getting the federal government out of the helium business, and reduces the deficit by $90 million. ... More
  • ICYMI: A look into Magnuson-Stevens with On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
    Blog
    Sep 16, 2013 -
    Last week, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren took a look at Northeastern fishermen whose businesses have been affected by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources held a hearing on the "Re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act" where witnesses calle... More
  • Witnesses Tell the Obama Administration to STOP Costly & Job Destroying Coal Regulations
    Press Release
    Aug 2, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, legislation to protect American jobs, save taxpayer dollars, and support U.S. energy production by stopping the Obama Administration from imposing coal... More
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