Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 43 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 5 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 165 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 16 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 8 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.1957 - State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 11 Views
A bill to require the Attorney General to provide State officials with access to criminal history information with respect to certain financia...
S.1894 - California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 29, 2015 4 Views
A bill to provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California.
S.Res.223Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 14, 2015 6 Views
A resolution designating September 2015 as "National Child Awareness Month" to promote awareness of charities benefitting children and youth-s...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.248Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Aug 05, 2015 22 Views
A resolution designating September 2015 as "National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month".
S.1971 - California Coastal National Monument Expansion ActRead twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 2 Views
A bill to expand the boundary of the California Coastal National Monument, and for other purposes.
S.1977 - Gun Violence Intervention Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 17 Views
A bill to provide family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to p...
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Nay (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015