Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 50 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 7 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 99)
- 217 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 15 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 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.299Referred to the Committee Oct 28, 2015 6 Views
A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the twentieth anniversary of his death.
S.2171 - Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization ActCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Nov 04, 2015 5 Views
A bill to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes.
S.2172 - Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Rates ActRead twice and referred Oct 08, 2015 4 Views
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.315Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 18, 2015 21 Views
A resolution expressing support for the goals of both National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of ado...
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 24 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.2270 - Location Privacy Protection Act of 2015Read twice and referred Nov 10, 2015 14 Views
A bill to address voluntary location tracking of electronic communications devices, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015