Congressman Norm Dicks, EPA Northwest Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran, and Governor Gregoire tour Tacoma's Commencement Bay during a three-county tour of Puget Sound restoration work. Read more at The News Tribune or Kitsap Sun.

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Federal Grant to Enhance Downtown Bremerton Development
12/1/2010 – The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today approved a grant of $2.6 million to help the City of Bremerton implement street and utility improvements surrounding the Park Avenue Plaza development, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said Wednesday. 

Grant Will Fund Construction of New Hilltop Health Clinic
10/8/2010 – The Department of Health & Human Services is awarding grants to 143 community health centers across the nation today, including $12 million to Tacoma’s Community Health Care for the construction of a new clinic in the city’s Hilltop neighborhood, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said.

Washington State Awarded $27.5 Million for Salmon Recovery Efforts
9/24/2010 – Gov. Chris Gregoire announced that Washington was awarded $27.5 million for salmon recovery efforts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office from the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund, an annual Congressional appropriation provided to the states.

Service Academy Information Sessions for High School Students
9/14/2010 – Congressman Norm Dicks, in partnership with the US Service Academies, invites you to learn about the process for receiving a Congressional Nomination to one of the military academies.

Army Plans Indicate Substantial Boost for JBLM Population
9/10/2010 – The Army has published a plan today that could boost the Joint Base Lewis McChord population by up to 5,700 service people with the anticipated addition of a "combat aviation brigade" (CAB) and an already-planned increase of service support personnel, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said Friday.

Contractor Selected for Elwha Dam Removal
8/27/2010 – Barnard Construction Company of Bozeman, Montana has been selected as the contractor to remove the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the Olympic Peninsula's Elwha River. The National Park Service's Denver Service Center announced award of the $26,939,800 contract today. Dam removal will begin approximately 13 months from now, in September 2011.

House Passes Bill That Saves 3,300 Education Jobs In Washington
8/10/2010 – Today Norm joined a majority in the House in passing H.R. 1586, the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act.  This bill includes $10 billion in funding to save teacher jobs; and $16.1 billion in health assistance to the states that, by reducing shortfalls, will help keep many others on the job, including public safety officers.  Specifically under the bill, Washington State is estimated to receive an additional $338 million in Medicaid match funding.  The bill will also allow the State of Washington to retain 3,300 education jobs. The legislation was fully paid for with offsetting budget reductions from other federal accounts. 

Rep. Dicks Details New Effort to Rehabilitate Schools on Military Bases
8/10/2010 – A House subcommittee has launched a national initiative to renovate or replace schools operated by local school districts on U.S. military bases, according to U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, Chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, who added $250 million to next year’s defense spending bill to address problems of capacity and poor physical conditions in the elementary and secondary schools. 

AUSA honors Rep. Dicks for service to soldiers, retirees, families
7/28/2010 – The Association of the United States Army recognized Congressman Norm Dicks at its Outstanding Legislator Award presentation July 28 on Capitol Hill. Dicks, chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, said in accepting the award, “We are committed to helping the troops” and that his committee has and “needs to operate on a bipartisan basis.  I pledge to you that I will keep that going.”

Interior Bill Adds Funding for Puget Sound Cleanup
7/22/2010 – Rep. Norm Dicks has included another significant boost for the Puget Sound pollution cleanup effort in next year’s Interior funding bill.   In legislation approved by the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee today, the congressman added another $50 million as part of his effort to expand the federal government’s research and remedial work on Puget Sound, the nation’s second largest estuary. 

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Signed into Law
7/21/2010 – Years without accountability for Wall Street and the Big Banks under President Bush and Congressional Republicans cost us 8 million jobs. On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law in order to rein in Big Banks and their Big Bonuses, put an end to bailouts and the idea of “too big to fail,” and create a consumer financial protection agency to protect and empower consumers to make the best decisions on homes, credit cards, and their own financial future.

Charleston Gate Reconfiguration Added To Military Construction Bill
7/14/2010 – The House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee approved a $6.15 million addition to the Obama Administration’s budget request in order to fund a major improvement in traffic and security at the Charleston Gate entrance to Naval Base Kitsap, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said Wednesday. 

Statement Regarding Official Release of WTO Panel Ruling on Airbus Subsidies
6/30/2010 – The official release of the documents related to the WTO panel decision in the Airbus subsidy case only offers further definitive proof that the so-called “launch aid,” provided by the European governments to Airbus caused material harm to Boeing, allowing Airbus to improperly seize market share and causing the loss of thousands of aerospace jobs in the United States.

Video: Norm Dicks Questions Administration Officials on BP Oil Spill
5/27/2010 – Congressman Norm Dicks questioned administration officials on the BP oil spill in the Gulf during an Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee hearing. Testifying: Tom Strickland, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior; Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; and Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey.

Take the Sixth District Constituent Survey
5/17/2010 – Residents of the Sixth District are encouraged to take a moment to participate in Norm's May constituent survey. The questions will allow you to express your concerns about the priorities of Congress and to offer your input about the future course of action on legislative issues.

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