The retiring Fourth District Representative from Pasco was feted by the Washington Congressional Delegation on Wednesday night who will be retiring when congress adjourns for the year.

The representative from Washington's First Congressional District, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, hosted the tribute in the house chamber.

Hastings was elected to congress as a Republican in 1994, and has served ever since. He had previously served in the Washington state house.

While in congress, Hastings chaired the House Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on Natural Resources.