House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after the Department of Labor reported that unemployment rose to 9.8 percent in November:
“For sixteen straight months over 9.5 percent of Americans have been jobless. There is no excuse for so many Americans to be looking for work when there are so many job creation opportunities… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement following reports of a potential omnibus lands, wildlife and waterways package being developed in the U.S. Senate:
“Somewhere in the Senate, Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer are secretly constructing a Frankenstein omnibus of bills from three separate Committees.
Democrat leaders are… Read more »
Today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar doubled down on the Obama Administration’s previous offshore drilling moratorium announced in March 2010, by placing EVEN MORE of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off limits to energy development.
As the maps below illustrate, the Obama Administration has moved our country backwards in terms of offshore land available for energy leasing. In 2008,… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following one-minute speech on the House floor regarding today’s announcement by the Obama Administration to lock-up more areas of the Outer Continental Shelf to American energy development and job creation:
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“There has been bipartisan agreement across this country,… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) sent the following letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar regarding his recent comments that the Interior Department is considering imposing new regulations on hydraulic fracturing on public lands.
In the letter, Hastings asks the Secretary to appear before the Natural Resources Committee before implementing… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s announcement that they are placing the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast off-limits to new offshore drilling in the next five-year plan:
“The Administration is taking the wrong approach in responding to the BP spill and creating energy… Read more »
On November 3, 2010, the day after the election, President Obama woke up to the stark reality that he would have to work with Republicans in Congress. During a press conference, the President identified natural gas as an issue where Republicans and Democrats could come together in a bipartisan way:
“Let’s find those areas where we can agree…We’ve got, I think, broad agreement that we’ve… Read more »
House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following remarks on the House floor today regarding the Senate Amendments to HR 4783, Claims Resolution Act of 2010:
“The process by which Congress conducts the American people’s business matters. For a long time, Beltway insiders claimed that Americans don’t care about process. It was a self-comforting… Read more »