Cantwell statement on Rep. Doc Hastings’ decision to retire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA-04) announced he will retire at the end of the year.

“I congratulate Doc Hastings on his hard work and accomplishments during 20 years of representing the people of the 4th District,” Cantwell said.  “I’ve been fortunate to work with Doc on several bipartisan issues over the years: securing investment in Hanford cleanup; supporting Central Washington agriculture research and exports; establishing stronger safety oversight for wildland firefighters after the deadly Thirtymile Fire in the Okanogan National Forest; and working to preserve Hanford’s B Reactor as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. I join the people of Central Washington in thanking Doc for his public service and wishing him the best in his future endeavors.”