Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 62 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 6 of 99)
- 221 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 33 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 36 of 100)
Feinstein was born June 22, 1933 in San Francisco. She received her B.A. in history in 1955 from Stanford University. She is San Francisco's first (and to date, only) woman mayor.
In 1969, Feinstein won a position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors which she held for nine years, becoming the first female president of the Board. During her tenure, she unsuccessfully ran for mayor of San Francisco twice, in 1971 and then in a 1975 contest for a runoff slot.
In November 1978, San Francisco mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by a rival politician, Dan White, who had resigned from the Board of Supervisors only two weeks prior. As president of the Board of Supervisors, Feinstein automatically ascended to the mayoral position. She served out the remainder of the term and was elected in her own right in 1979 and re-elected in 1983. In 1984 she proposed banning handguns in San Francisco, and became subject to a recall attempt organized by the White Panther Party. She won the recall election and finished her second term as mayor in 1988. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2588Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Jul 10, 2014 1 Views
An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for ot...
S.Res.470Resolution agreed to in Senate Jul 07, 2014 6 Views
A resolution amending Senate Resolution 400 (94th Congress) to clarify the responsibility of committees of the Senate in the provision of the ...
S.Res.445Resolution agreed to in Senate May 21, 2014 6 Views
A resolution recognizing the importance of cancer research and the contributions of scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates across the U...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2578Read the second time Jul 10, 2014 11 Views
A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
S.Res.496Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 07, 2014 20 Views
A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable Alan John Dixon, former United States Senator for the State of Illinois.
S.Res.491Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jun 26, 2014 26 Views
A resolution congratulating the Los Angeles Kings on winning the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1737: Shaun L. S. Donovan, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Management and BudgetAye (with party)July 10, 2014
S. 2363: Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 2363Nay (against party)July 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1736: Julian Castro, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentAye (with party)July 09, 2014