“Norm Dicks is a true Washington state institution. But more than that, he is my mentor, my friend, my advisor, my teammate, and my brother. He is our state’s quarterback here in Congress, and I can’t imagine our delegation without him.
“Norm will retire from Congress leaving behind an incredible legacy of public service. Washington state families will benefit from his hard work, passionate advocacy, and tremendous contributions for decades to come.
“To me, more than anything, Norm is the guy who loves Washington state more than life, who would do anything to defend it, and who works everyone to the bone to make sure the families he represents are taken care of. And he doesn’t just fight hard—he wins.
“I will miss his voice here in our nation’s capital. And we will all miss his ability to make sure federal policy works for Washington state families.”