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Washington Rep. Doc Hastings hospitalized

Doc Hastings, new chairman of the GOP Energy committee
Doc Hastings, new chairman of the GOP Energy committee Chuck Kennedy / MCT

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is undergoing treatment for diverticulitis at a Tri-Cities hospital and will miss work this week because he's unable to travel to Washington, D.C., his office announced Monday.

Hastings, 70, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, checked into the hospital early Sunday morning. His treatment is expected to last several more days, but a spokeswoman said that Hastings is in good spirits and will return to work as soon as it's medically advisable.

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