Whip McCarthy Statement on the Retirement of Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-4)
“For two decades, Chairman Doc Hastings has served as a tireless and effective advocate for Washington state. Among his many legislative accomplishments, Doc leaves a legacy as a true leader in pursuing responsible stewardship of our nation’s land and resources. As Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. Doc led the fight in the House to strengthen America’s energy future through policies that would increase domestic production. And just last week, Doc played an instrumental role in moving legislation through his committee and the House that outlines solutions to the current water crisis that is crippling agricultural communities across California’s Central Valley, including my congressional district. His foresight and his leadership will be sorely missed.
“But most importantly, I will miss Doc’s friendship. Serving as an Assistant Whip and a leader on the House Energy Action Team, his advice, experience, leadership, and friendship has been invaluable to me, and he will truly be missed in the People’s House.”