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  • California’s Growing Dependence on Foreign Oil
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    Apr 3, 2014 -
    Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on California energy and the drastic increase in foreign oil imports. The state has significant opportunities for energy production, including California’s Monterey Shale that the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that contain... More
  • Hastings: Republican Budget Prioritizes American Energy to Create New Jobs and Increase Revenues
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    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
  • House Approves Bill to Ensure Affordable Electricity for American Families and Businesses
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    Mar 25, 2014 -
    Today, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2824, the Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act, with a bipartisan vote of 229-192. Sponsored by Representative Bill Johnson (OH-06) and Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Chairman Doug Lamborn (CO-05), this important legislat... More
  • Hastings Makes Second Request for Unredacted Stream Buffer Zone Rule Report, Urges Interior’s OIG to Uphold Responsibility to Congress
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    Mar 13, 2014 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent a letter to Department of the Interior’s Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall once again requesting an unredacted copy of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) efforts... More
  • Obama Administration Lackadaisical Regarding Hiring and Retention Challenges with Key Oil and Natural Gas Jobs
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    Feb 27, 2014 -
    On Thursday, February 27th, 2014 the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on “Obama Administration Oversight: GAO Report – Interior Hiring and Retention Challenges.” In a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), key positions within the Department of the Interior th... More
  • ICYMI - Fox News: "Domestic energy execs ask Congress for help in hiring vets"
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    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
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    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
  • Chairman Hastings’ Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address
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    Jan 28, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the President’s State of the Union address: “Despite President Obama’s repeated claims of making job creation and economic growth a priority, the reality is that he has actively chosen to ignore the economic poten... More
  • The Importance of Coal in America’s Energy Portfolio
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    Jan 15, 2014 -
    America can count on reliable and affordable electricity from coal for the foreseeable future. This will only happen if the Obama Administration stops its constant attacks on this abundant resource. In 2013, coal provided America with 40% of America’s electricity while providing countless direct and indirect jobs. Many... More
  • Witnesses, Members Agree Now is the Time for Seismic Exploration in the Atlantic OCS
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    Jan 10, 2014 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled “The Science Behind Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic OCS.” This hearing examined the technological advancements in seismic technology, continued delays by the Obama Administration for seismic research... More
  • Chairman Hastings Looks Ahead to 2014
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following statement at today’s Full Committee hearing previewing several activities and focuses for next year: “Before proceeding with today’s hearing, there are several general announcements that I would like to make regarding Committee busi... More
  • NEW Study Shows Job & Economic Surge from Increased Offshore Energy Production
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    Dec 5, 2013 -
    A new study released today shows that increasing America’s offshore energy production in the mid and south Atlantic will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and drastically grow America’s economy. “Today’s study further confirms that increased offshore energy production will create American jobs, spur economic gr... 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
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    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
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    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’ Statement at Conference Committee Meeting on WRRDA
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Nov 20, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement today at the Conference Committee meeting on the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA): “Thank you Madam Chairman. I’m pleased to be here as we open this conference committee on this important legislatio... 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
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    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
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    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
  • Rallying Against the Obama Administration's War on Coal
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    Oct 29, 2013 -
    Today, Chairman Hastings addressed coal miners from across the country at the “Rally for American Energy Jobs” in Washington D.C. to send a message to the Obama Administration to STOP the war on coal, coal jobs, and reliable and affordable electricity. Since taking office, President Obama has made his contempt for coal... More
  • Chairman Hastings Statement on DOE’s Memorandum on the Bonneville Power Administration
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    Oct 24, 2013 -
    Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the memorandum issued today by the Department of Energy on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA): “The Bonneville Power Administration provides millions of American families and small businesses in the Pacific North... More
  • Witnesses: Federal Government Must Stop Its Regulatory Assault on Mining in America
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    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: Increasing Domestic Production of Copper is Vital to Jobs, Economy & National Security
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    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 Job-Creating Strategic & Critical Minerals Bill
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    Sep 18, 2013 -
    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act by a bipartisan vote of 246-178. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02), would allow the United States to more efficiently develop America’s strategic and critical minerals, such as rare ear... More
  • Chairman Hastings: Critical Minerals are Essential to American Jobs and our 21st Century Economy
    Floor Statements
    Sep 18, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings delivered the following statement on the House floor today in support of H.R. 761, The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. “Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act. ... More

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