House panels release defense, VA bills

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Appropriations' defense panel released its proposed budget that includes money for a drone program the Pentagon axed in its funding request.

Rep. Norm 'Mr. Boeing' Dicks to retire

BREMERTON, Wash., March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks D-Wash., a long-serving and powerful member of the House, said he's retiring after his 18th term ends this year.

Army combat vehicle plan criticized

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- A leading U.S. Congressman has questioned why the U.S. Army will require seven years to build a ground combat vehicle.
Pelosi announces upcoming ranking members

Pelosi announces upcoming ranking members

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House Democratic Caucus approved ranking members on five committees.

Three Democrats off hook in ethics probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics has recommended dropping the investigation of three U.S. House Democrats, the lawmakers' aides report.

Ethics probe of Murtha, 2 others dropped

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A House ethics panel Friday dropped its probe of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., and two other members of the defense spending panel Murtha leads, aides said.

Boeing defenders decry new RFP

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Boeing defenders in Washington voiced dismay at the revised Air Force request for bids on a jet refueling air tanker project.

Billions in earmarks added to defense bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A watchdog organization says members of the U.S. House of Representatives have added $3.07 billion in earmarks to the 2008 defense appropriations bill.

Pelosi may look outside panel for chair

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- With top Democratic contenders out of the running, the U.S. House intelligence committee chairmanship could be filled by a panel outsider.

Rep. Dicks now sees war as a mistake

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., a defense hawk who had supported President Bush's decision to go to war against Iraq, now reportedly feels it was a mistake.

Cong. diversity pledge gets 150th signer

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Two gay rights groups announced Tuesday 150 members of Congress had agreed in writing to ban gender-related sex discrimination in their offices.

Missile accident raises new questions

SEATTLE, March 13 (UPI) -- Lawmakers on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border want some answers about a nuclear missile mishap last November at the Bangor, Washington, submarine base.

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.

Born in Bremerton, Washington, he attended the University of Washington, where he was a linebacker on the school's football team, the Washington Huskies, and was initiated as a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, then went on for a degree in Law. Upon earning his Juris Doctor degree, he became legislative and administrative assistant to long-serving U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson of Washington.

Elected to the House in 1976, he won a coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee in his first term. He later served for 8 years on the House Intelligence Committee.

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