Dianne Feinstein

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U.S. SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN

D-CALIFORNIA

  

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 6/22/1933

EDUCATION: Stanford University (B.A.)

OCCUPATION: Director, Bank of California

FAMILY: Married, 1 Child

RELIGION: Jewish

Career:

  • 1992-Present: U.S. Senator from California
  • 1990: Unsuccessful candidate for Governor of California
  • 1988-1989: Director, Bank of California
  • 1978-1988: Mayor of San Francisco
  • 1970-1978: San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • 1960-1966: California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole

Committees:

  • United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
  • Committee on Intelligence (Select)
  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on the Judiciary
  • Committee on Rules and Administration

First elected: 1992

 

ISRAEL


  • Says that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian crisis through a two-state solution is a "top priority"
  • Cosponsored the Resolution for Israeli Self Defense, which expresses unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders
  • Signed the Schumer-Graham letter to pressure friendly Arab states to end the Israeli boycott

 

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Voted against the 20-week abortion ban
  • Has joined numerous amicus briefs supporting a woman's right to choose
  • Supports access to contraception without a copay
  • Votes against attempts to defund Planned Parenthood

 

In Her Own Words


“Senator Feinstein strongly supports a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health. This includes access to abortion care and contraception.1

""The toxic rhetoric directed at Planned Parenthood has dangerous consequences. It sends a signal that using violence to close clinics and intimidate health care professionals and women is "ok'. It is not." 2

SOURCES: 1) feinstein.senate.gov 2) VoteSmart.org

 

Interesting Facts


Feinstein was the first woman to become mayor of San Francisco, and the only woman to have chaired the Senate Rules Committee and the Select Intelligence Committee.