Rep. Norm Dicks didn’t hesitate to use his powerful committee assignment as a source of big gifts for his son.
As the chairman of an Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Norm Dicks increased federal funding to the Puget Sound Partnership, a nonprofit group where his son, David Dicks, was executive director, from $20 million to $50 million.
The Environmental Protection Agency later investigated questionable spending by the Partnership and forced it to return more than $120,000.
- Eighteen-term member of Congress representing Washington’s sixth district
- Used his position as an Appropriations Committee subcommittee chairman to steer funds to a nonprofit group run by his son
- Ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee
- Appeared in CREW's Family Affair exposé