Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

U.S. SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN

D-CALIFORNIA

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 6/22/1933

EDUCATION: Standford University (B.A)

OCCUPATION: Politician

FAMILY: Married, 1 Child

RELIGION: Jewish

CAREER:

  • Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (1970- 1978)
  • Mayor of San Francisco (1978-1988)
  • United States Senator (1992-present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on the Judiciary - Ranking Member
  • Committee on Rules and Administration
  • Select Committee on Intelligence 

FIRST ELECTED TO FEDERAL OFFICE: 1992

 

ISRAEL


  • Co-sponsored U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supported Affordable Care Act’s ccontraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the birth control refusal law, which would have allowed religious and moral convictions to be imposed on women’s health programs
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

 

In Her Own Words


“No foreign policy challenge is more critical to our collective security than securing a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. The prospects for peace have remained elusive for generations, but the urgency is real. Each day we delay, the mistrust becomes more entrenched and a resolution becomes more difficult.” 1

Roe v. Wade made it clear that a woman’s life and health must be protected.  Those pushing for a ban on what they call partial birth abortion failed to succinctly define the medical procedure they seek to ban and they have refused to protect the woman’s health.”  2

SOURCES: 1 www.feinstein.senate.gov, 2 www.feinstein.senate.gov

Interesting Facts


At the age of 81, Feinstein is the oldest currently serving United States Senator.