FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama, stands with Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., left, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on the tarmac at the Seattle King County International Airport in Seattle. Washington Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, says he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama, stands with Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., left, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on the tarmac at the Seattle King County International Airport in Seattle. Washington Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, says he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama, stands with Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., left, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on the tarmac at the Seattle King County International Airport in Seattle. Washington Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, the top Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, says he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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