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)
- 106 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.1469Read twice and referred May 23, 2015 9 Views
A bill to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and for other purposes.
S.1369Read twice and referred May 19, 2015 11 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 9 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...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1462Read twice and referred May 22, 2015 17 Views
A bill to improve the safety of oil shipments by rail and for other purposes.
S.1455Read twice and referred May 22, 2015 6 Views
A bill to provide access to medication-assisted therapy, and for other purposes.
S.Res.185Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 21, 2015 24 Views
A resolution recognizing the significance of May 2015 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and as an important time to celebrate the signi...
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Nay (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Aye (against party)May 22, 2015