Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 65 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 6 of 100)
- 229 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 35 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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- 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.2653 - Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 24, 2014 8 Views
A bill to amend the definition of "homeless person" under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and ...
S.2622Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 17, 2014 22 Views
A bill to require breast density reporting to physicians and patients by facilities that perform mammograms, and for other purposes.
S.2588 - CISA billPlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar Jul 10, 2014 32 Views
An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for ot...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.521Referred to the Committee Jul 24, 2014 3 Views
A resolution designating July 26, 2014, as "United States Intelligence Professionals Day".
S.2645Read twice and referred Jul 23, 2014 6 Views
A bill to provide access to medication-assisted therapy, and for other purposes.
S.2625 - Access to Birth Control ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 17, 2014 34 Views
A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, and for other pu...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitAye (with party)July 24, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Aye (with party)July 23, 2014
On the Nomination PN1516: John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of LouisianaAye (with party)July 22, 2014