Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 57 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 5 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 19 of 100)
- 158 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 45 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 13 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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- Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Department of Defense
- Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Energy and Water Development
- Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Crime and Terrorism
- Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
- Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2016 - California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Read twice and referred Feb 11, 2014 18 Views
A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to tak...
S.1987Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Feb 04, 2014 5 Views
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into enhanced-use leases for certain buildings of the Department of Veterans Af...
S.1889 - PLANT ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Dec 20, 2013 13 Views
A bill to direct the United States Sentencing Commission with respect to penalties for the unlawful production of a controlled substance on Fe...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.376Referred to the Committee Mar 06, 2014 1 Views
A resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day.
S.Res.374Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Mar 05, 2014 7 Views
A resolution designating March 3, 2014, as "World Wildlife Day".
S.Res.368Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Feb 27, 2014 43 Views
A resolution designating February 28, 2014, as "Rare Disease Day".
Recent Voting History
S. 1917: Victims Protection Act of 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1917Aye (with party)March 06, 2014
S. 1752: Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013
On the Cloture Motion S. 1752Aye (with party)March 06, 2014
On the Nomination PN1106: Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International SecurityAye (with party)March 06, 2014