Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 51 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 4 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 12 of 99)
- 132 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 40 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 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
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- 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.1681 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014By Senator Feinstein from Select Committee Nov 13, 2013 15 Views
An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Go...
S.1686 - Saving Kids From Dangerous Drugs Act of 2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Nov 12, 2013 7 Views
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide enhanced penalties for marketing controlled substances to minors.
S.Res.286Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 05, 2013 5 Views
A resolution congratulating Oracle Team USA for winning the 34th America's Cup.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.311Referred to the Committee Nov 21, 2013 31 Views
A resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to strongly oppose Russia's discriminatory law against the freedom of expres...
S.1753Read twice and referred Nov 20, 2013 13 Views
A bill to extend Government liability, subject to appropriation, for certain third-party claims arising from commercial space launches.
S.1693 - ACA Enrollment Extension ActRead twice and referred Nov 13, 2013 3 Views
A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend the initial open enrollment period.
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitAye (with party)November 21, 2013