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.



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dicks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (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

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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