Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 67 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 100)
- 237 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 32 of 100) 4 Made Into Law (Ranks 27 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.Res.531Referred to the Committee Jul 31, 2014 6 Views
A resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Louis Zamperini and expressing condolences on his passing.
S.2741 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Jul 31, 2014 5 Views
An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Go...
S.2653 - Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 24, 2014 5 Views
A bill to amend the definition of "homeless person" under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2771 - Water in the 21st Century ActRead twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 16 Views
A bill to establish a WaterSense program, and for other purposes.
S.2687 - Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 30, 2014 9 Views
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contracep...
S.Res.524Referred to the Committee Jul 28, 2014 8 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding global climate change.
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1180: Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On the Motion (Motion to Recede in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021)Aye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
On the Conference Report H.R. 3230Aye (with party)July 31, 2014