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News Briefing for Tuesday, March 10, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: King v. Burwell's very existence says a lot about Obamacare (Video featuring Jenny Beth) http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/king-v.-burwells-very-existence-says-a-lot-about-obamacare/article/2561108     HEALTHCARE: Kill Obamacare, or U.S. healthcare will suffer same fate as Britain “A colleague of mine, a Conservative MEP, was cremated last month. Except he wasn't: the hospital had released the wrong body to the undertakers. A second funeral has just been held with his actual remains — though, of course, nothing can be done for the family of whoever was cremated in error. We take such incompetence ...

Government moving to seize more land

Retiring Congressman Norm Dicks is sponsoring a bill to annex over 100,000 acres of land into the Olympic National Forest while Senator Murray is following suite. Norm Dicks (Wa. D) and Patty Murray (Wa. D) toured a Shelton Shell Fish Facility with several County officials last month promoting their latest draft of Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2012.  It would designate over 126,500 acres of new wilderness in Olympic National Forest including nineteen Olympic Peninsula rivers and their major tributaries as “wild and scenic.” The Aberdeen and Cosmopolis city councils and Grays Harbor County commissioners have ...

Congressman Dicks concedes Obamacare hurts Democrats

“It did hurt us, there’s no doubt about it. The climate out there was really ugly because of it.” Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA) who is retiring at the end of this Congress admits the damage Obamacare has done to his party's image. However, other Washington state representatives continue to say Obama's tax increase does more good than harm. Washington State Senator Patty Murray said in her recent Newsletter, “Last week, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act.  This is a victory for the health care security and stability of Washington families. The ruling means that families and small business owners will continue to benefit ...

Job Opening In WA State 6th District

Job Opening WA State 6th Congressional District TPP Citizen Journalist Larry Killion   After nearly 40 years in office, Rep. Norm Dicks (71) WA 6th Dist. Democrat has announced he will not run for another term.  There were already a number of GOP candidates waiting to try another run at him in the next election but the Democrats seemed stunned by the announcement. Puget Sound voters will decide where we go from here in November.   In an article in the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, Lary Coppola said, “This community certainly owes an enormous debt to Norm, who has brought home the bacon for almost four decades. His ability ...

Norm Dicks calls it quits

There has been a rash of articles lately about possible favoritism by Washington D.C. lawmakers for earmarking millions of dollars for agencies run by family members. One man that has drawn fire is Norm Dicks, 71, (WA. D.) Journalists and the Dicks family have parried back and forth in The Washington Post, The Bellingham Herald, Citizen Review Online, The Seattle Times, and others. Some are critical of the veteran politician from the Puget Sound but most defend him. The fact is Norm is a very experienced politician and he knows how to pull strings and make things happen. He has been doing it since 1976. His concern for a clean Puget Sound is ...

NRA is the problem

NRA is the problem says 18 term Congressman Larry Killion TPP Citizen Journalist. 1-16-12. A gun-control proponent, whose voting record gets failing grades from the National Rifle Association (NRA), is frustrated. “It is just the political reality on Capitol Hill. The problem is the NRA's got a majority in the House and Senate — that's the reality of it," said Norm Dicks, 70, WA-D. Dicks complained about the lack of gun control in an article in the Seattle Times that discussed a recent candle light vigil for a Park Ranger killed by a gunman in Mt. Rainier National Park. Dicks wants Congress to overturn a law that took effect in 2010 ...

Local Paper Laments Career Politicians

Kitsap Sun says Dicks is part of the problem. Larry Killion, TPP Citizen Journalist.  12-19-11. An article by Rob Woutat takes issue with “Congressional Careerism.”  Norm Dicks, 70, (D-WA.) was first elected in 1976.  Fourteen others have been in Congress anywhere from 36 to 56 years.  Men, that did not see Congress as a career, wrote the Constitution with the idea that once a man did his civic duty in an elected office for a term or two at the most, he would then return home to his real job and career.  According to records from the first hundred years of Congress, those that stayed a second term in the Senate were veterans and ...

Dicks Warned by GAO

Dicks Warned by GAO 11-10-11, Larry Killion, Tea Party Patriot citizen journalist. A Government Accountability Office report has questioned aspects of an Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office plan to buy eight booster cores a year from 2013 to 2017. That will cost about fifteen billion dollars. The booster core is the main component of a rocket.  The Pentagon “partially concurs” with the GAO’s recommendation to reassess the length of the block-buy contract. According to the GAO report sent to Representative Norm Dicks, a Democrat from Washington, and Representative C.W. Bill Young, a Republican from Florida, “Some subcontrac...

Patty Gives Vets Benefits, Girls Contraceptives, and Republicans Play Games.

Patty Gives Vets Benefits, Girls Contraceptives, and Republicans Play Games. July 25, 2011. By Larry Killion, Tea Party Patriots Citizen Journalist. The E-Newsletter from the Honorable Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) came out today with three main items in it. First, Murray took a slap at the Republicans again. This time she accused the Republicans of not stepping up in Congress and governing. She implied that she was working hard to forge compromise and avoid a default on our national debt and was deeply upset that the Republicans introduced a plan that would balance the budget. She was against the Cut, Cap and Balance plan saying that it would be ...

Dicks gives an extra bonus

Norm Dicks gives an extra bonus to Air force and the aircraft industry By Larry Killion, Tea Party Patriot Citizen Journalist 7/21/11 In an article from The Hill Congressman Norm Dicks, (D-WA, 70) said that He Wants to fund more money for stealth bombers. In a time of great debate over the need to cut spending Dicks said, “We don’t have enough Bombers.” He is talking about the planes that sneak into enemy airspace undetected by enemy radar and ground to air missile systems. The Air Force asked for $197 million dollars to increase the production of stealth bombers. Appropriations Committee ranking member Norm Dicks (D-WA, 70) after meeting ...