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Rep. Doc Hastings

Former Representative from Washington’s 4th District, Republican

Hastings, a Republican, was the representative for Washington's 4th congressional district from 1995 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Doc Hastings [R-WA4, 1995-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Hastings.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hastings sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hastings is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hastings was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hastings sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (52%) Energy (22%) Water Resources Development (7%) Animals (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hastings’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hastings’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 933 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Mar 21, 2013. Passed 318/109.
Nay H.R. 6429 (112th): STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Nov 30, 2012. Passed 245/139.
Nay H.R. 6429 (112th): STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Sep 20, 2012. Failed 257/158.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 1622 (111th): To provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles.
Jul 21, 2009. Passed 393/35.
Nay H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2014, Hastings missed 416 of 13,509 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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