Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 68 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 8 of 100)
- 256 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 31 of 100) 5 Made Into Law (Ranks 22 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.2941 - Combat Human Trafficking Act of 2014Read twice and referred Nov 19, 2014 15 Views
A bill to combat human trafficking.
S.2908 - Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Sep 18, 2014 22 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan, ...
S.Res.531Referred to the Committee Jul 31, 2014 5 Views
A resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Louis Zamperini and expressing condolences on his passing.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.590Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 20, 2014 7 Views
A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contri...
S.2938 - Soledad Canyon Settlement ActRead twice and referred Nov 18, 2014 16 Views
A bill to provide to the Secretary of the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of materials CA-20139 and CA-22901, and for ot...
S.Res.580Resolution agreed to in Senate Nov 20, 2014 29 Views
A resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1230: Leigh Martin May, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of GeorgiaAye (with party)November 12, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1552: Randolph D. Moss, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of ColumbiaAye (with party)November 12, 2014
H.J.Res. 124: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
On the Cloture Motion H.J.Res. 124Aye (with party)September 18, 2014