The Washington Post has taken a close look at U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks’ use of earmarks to get federal funds for the Puget Sound Partnership, at a time when his son David served as that agency’s executive director.
Both father and son tell the Post that the funding was all about cleaning up Puget Sound, and had nothing to do with family ties.
The younger Dicks left his job as the agency’s boss after the GOP took over the House and his father lost the committee chairmanship that had given him authority over large amounts of federal environmental funding.
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