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Norman DeValois Dicks, a Democrat, has represented the Sixth Congressional District of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1977.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Dicks voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Born in Port Orchard, Washington on December 16, 1940, Dicks attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in Law in 1963. Immediately upon graduation, he became legislative and administrative assistant to long-serving U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington state. He worked for Magnuson until his election to Congress in 1976.[1]

Congressional career

Dicks was appointed in his first term to the House Appropriations Committee and is currently a senior member of that committee.

According to his House biography, "Rep. Dicks has been an influential moderate Member of Congress on defense and national security issues" and environmental issues have always been "a high priority," particularly the Northern Spotted Owl, roadless area preseravation, and salmon protection. He is also known as "an aggressive champion of economic development funds for local communities." [2]

2006 elections

In 2006, Republicans nominated Doug Cloud to face Dicks in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Dicks retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Select Intelligence Oversight Panel
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response
    • Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Defense
    • Subcommittee on Interior and Environment and Related Agencies - Ranking Minority Member
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Economic Security Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity
    • Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Science and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Norman Dicks. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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District offices
  • Norm Dicks Government Center, Suite 500, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
    Ph: 360-479-4011, TollFree: 800-947-6676 Fax: (none entered)
  • 332 East 5th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362-3207
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  • 1717 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2244, Tacoma, WA 98402-4411
    Ph: 253-593-6536, TollFree: 800-947-6676 Fax: (none entered)
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  • Norm Dicks for Congress Committee, P.O. Box 1663, Tacoma WA 98401
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2008 Campaign Contact Information

Official Norm Dicks for Congress campaign website

Norm Dicks for Congress Committee
P.O. Box 1663
Tacoma WA 98401

Phone: 253-272-5884

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