Norm Dicks


Norm Dicks

Former U.S. Congressman


Norman D. Dicks, is a former Congressman Norm Dicks from the 6th Congressional District in Washington. He currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor for Vaness Feldman LLP, advising clients on a wide-range of public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues, particularly those in the environmental sector.

Dicks represented Washington state from 1977- 2013, where he received a rare first-term appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, a committee he served on for his entire tenure in Congress. In addition, he served on and chaired the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee where he made environmental issues a priority, and worked tirelessly on issues affecting the National Parks, National Forests, and Native American issues.

Congressman Dicks was also the chair of the Defense Appropriations Committee, and concluded his tenure in Congress as top-ranking Democratic Member on the Defense Appropriations Committee, and top-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. From 1990 to 1998, Congressman Dicks served on the House Intelligence Committee and was awarded the CIA Directors Medal.

He received his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Washington.

Upon his retirement, Norm received the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian for his work on behalf of military members and their families.