Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 22 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 12 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 76 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 29 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
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.1014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Apr 20, 2015 56 Views
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of cosmetics.
S.1006Read twice and referred Apr 16, 2015 13 Views
A bill to incentivize early adoption of positive train control, and for other purposes.
S.833 - Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Earthquake Protection and Improvement ActRead twice and referred Mar 23, 2015 5 Views
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1069Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 7 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include ...
S.Res.140Referred to the Committee Apr 20, 2015 13 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
S.1012Read twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 24 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under t...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015