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The U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district, serving since 1977.
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ENG: Norman DeValois "Norm" Dicks (born December 16, 1940) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district, serving since 1977. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located in the northwestern corner of the state, and includes most of Tacoma. Norman Dicks has confirmed he will retire at the end of his curent term. Early life, education, and early career Born in Bremerton, Washington, he attended the University of Washington, where he was a linebacker on the football team, the Huskies, and pledged Sigma Nu Fraternity. He earned a B.A. and a J.D. degree. He then became legislative and administrative assistant to long-serving U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington. U.S. House of Representatives Elections In 1976, incumbent Democrat ...
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State Priorities Included in Appropriations Bill


The appropriations bill that provides money for two-thirds of the federal government’s agencies, approved today by Congress, includes various funds for Washington State priorities, including Puget Sound cleanup funding, continued support for Boeing military programs and for replacement of schools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said. The congressman, who serves as the top-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said the bill funds nine federal departments including the Pentagon as well as the Departments of State, Interior, Homeland Security, Veterans ...


Congressman Norm Dicks retiring after 36 years


After 18 terms representing Washington state's 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Norm Dicks announced Friday he will not be running again for office. "After 44 years, I think it's time to retire. I've had a great run. We won the tankers, we've taken the dams out of the Elwha (River), we're putting new schools on the defense bases. I feel I've been blessed and the people of the 6th District have been great in their support of me over 18 elections," said Dicks. "But at some point you have to retire. I've decided this is that point." Norm Dicks, 71, a native of ...


Norm Dicks, congressman and patriot extraordinaire


With Norm Dicks, there are no six degrees of separation. If you live in the South Sound, you’ve been touched directly by his work in Congress. Dicks’ decision to not run for re-election this year isn’t welcome news, but it’s not a shocker, either. He is 71 and has held his seat in the House of Representatives going on 36 years. All good things must end, and Dicks’ long run in Congress has been a decidedly good thing for this region. The worst that can be said about the exuberant Bremerton Democrat is that he is an old-fashioned pork-barreler who has brought home ...


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Elwha Dam removal ceremony: “Amazing things can happen”
The Elwha Dam removal project kicked off with a ceremony last Saturday, marking the largest dam removal effort in United States history. The Peninsula Daily News has a fantastic feature story on the ceremony, including these highlights: Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, which is overseeing the dam removal project, saluted the resilience of the [...]
Federal government grants Port Townsend $1.3 million for new foot ferry
Below are excerpts from a story published in the Peninsula Daily News - to read the entire article, click here. The Port of Port Townsend will receive $1.3 million from the federal government toward building a passenger ferry boat to run between Port Townsend and Seattle. U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said Monday that he was informed [...]
Removal of Elwha River dams begins
Tom Callis reports in the Peninsula Daily News: “The Elwha River will begin to be freed this week when workers start to take “a little off the top” of the Glines Canyon Dam, the second of the two Elwha dams west of Port Angeles. It will be the beginning of the largest dam removal project in the [...]
Water-purification plant dedicated in Bremerton
A $6 million water-purification plant was dedicated on Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Bremerton. The project was funded by federal stimulus dollars and supported 120 jobs! As published in the Kitsap Sun: “A new $6 million water-purification plant will allow Bremerton to continue drawing much of its drinking water from the Casad Dam on the Union River while [...]



 
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