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Rep. Norman “Norm” Dicks

Former Representative from Washington’s 6th District, Democrat

Dicks, a Democrat, was the representative for Washington's 6th congressional district from 1977 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Norman “Norm” Dicks [D-WA6, 1977-2012]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Dicks sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dicks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Dicks was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dicks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (31%) Native Americans (31%) Economics and Public Finance (23%) Environmental Protection (15%)

Recent Bills

Some of Dicks’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Dicks’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 3078 (112th): United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Passed 262/167.
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.R. 3538 (111th): Idaho Wilderness Water Facilities Act
Jan 20, 2010. Failed 225/191.
Yea H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 268/155.
Yea H.R. 2764 (110th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008
Dec 19, 2007. Passed 272/142.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Aye H.R. 2206 (110th): U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007
May 24, 2007. Passed 280/142.
The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, (Pub.L. 110–28, 121 Stat. 112, enacted May 25, 2007), is an emergency appropriations act passed by the 110th United States Congress that provides funding for the Iraq War through September 30, ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Jan 2013, Dicks missed 1,003 of 21,630 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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