Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Democrat • California • 5th Term • Sworn In 1992
- 35 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 100)
- 103 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 20 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 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.1369Read twice and referred May 19, 2015 8 Views
A bill to allow funds under title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to be used to provide training to school personnel ...
S.1300 - Adoptive Family Relief ActSponsor introductory remarks on measure May 12, 2015 15 Views
A bill to amend the section 221 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide relief for adoptive families from immigrant visa feeds in ce...
S.Res.166Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 04, 2015 6 Views
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that domestically grown flowers support the farmers, small businesses, jobs, and economy of th...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.185Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 21, 2015 1 Views
A resolution recognizing the significance of May 2015 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and as an important time to celebrate the signi...
S.1437Read twice and referred May 21, 2015 0 Views
A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to authorize and provide flexibility for the use of the National Guard for support of civilian f...
S.1398Read twice and referred May 20, 2015 3 Views
A bill to extend, improve, and consolidate energy research and development programs, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN19: Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of TexasAye (with party)May 21, 2015
On the Nomination PN20: Jill N. Parrish, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of UtahAye (with party)May 21, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 1221 to H.R. 1314 (Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act)Aye (against party)May 21, 2015