Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 60 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 5 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 100)
- 182 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 37 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 25 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.2198 - Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014Read the second time Apr 02, 2014 19 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.2146 - Patent Fee Integrity ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Mar 13, 2014 7 Views
A bill to establish a United States Patent and Trademark Office Innovation Promotion Fund, and for other purposes.
S.2145 - Veteran Voting Support ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Mar 13, 2014 6 Views
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be designated as voter regis...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2223 - Minimum Wage Fairness ActMotion to proceed to consideration Apr 10, 2014 65 Views
A bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend increased expensing lim...
S.Res.410Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Apr 11, 2014 45 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
S.2189 - Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Apr 01, 2014 20 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the deduction for new and existing energy-efficient commercial buildin...
Recent Voting History
On the Motion for Attendance PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1063: Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010Aye (with party)April 09, 2014