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Encyclopedia > Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein

Incumbent
Assumed office 
November 10, 1992
Serving with Barbara Boxer
Preceded by John F. Seymour

In office
December 4, 1978 – January 8, 1988
Preceded by George Moscone
Succeeded by Art Agnos

Born June 22, 1933 (1933-06-22) (age 74)
San Francisco, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse Judge Jack Berman (div.)
Bertram Feinstein (deceased)
Richard C. Blum
Alma mater Stanford University
Net Worth $49-110 million (USD) [1]
Religion Jewish

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (IPA: /ˈfаɪnˌstаɪn/) (born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California, having held office as a senator since 1992. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Senator Feinstein holds a number of "firsts"; she was the first female President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco's first and, to date, only female mayor, the first woman to serve in the Senate from California, one of two female Jewish senators, the first woman to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the first woman to chair the Rules and Administration committee of that body. Feinstein has been speculated as a possible vice president choice for Barack Obama. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... John F. Seymour (born December 3, 1937) is an American real estate investor and politician. ... The Mayor of San Francisco is the head of the government of San Francisco, California. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... Arthur Christ Agnos (usually called Art) (born September 1, 1938) is a U.S. political figure. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Richard C. Blum is an investment banker and the husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein. ... For other uses, see Alma mater (disambiguation). ... Stanford redirects here. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... San Francisco redirects here. ... This is a list of mayors of San Francisco, California. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... The United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for dealing with the rules of the Senate, with administration of congressional buildings, and with credentials and qualifications of members of the Senate, including responsibility for dealing with contested elections. ...

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Early life and career

Feinstein was born Dianne Emiel Goldman[2] in San Francisco to Betty Rosenburg, a former model, and Leon Goldman, a nationally renowned surgeon who was the first Jewish person made tenured physician at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco.[3] Feinstein's paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, while her maternal grandparents, who were of the Russian Orthodox faith, left St. Petersburg, Russia after the 1917 Russian Revolution;[4] Feinstein's maternal grandfather was an imperial army officer[5] who was a convert from Judaism to Christianity. Feinstein attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School and was given a Catholic religious education, but also attended Hebrew school and was confirmed in the Jewish faith at the age of thirteen, having said that she has "always considered [herself] Jewish".[4] “Surgeon” redirects here. ... Look up tenure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion in San Francisco, California are the major research and medical teaching hospitals of the University of California, San Francisco. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... The Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (Russian: ), also known as the Orthodox Christian Church of Russia, is a body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with the other patriarchs and primates of the Eastern Orthodox Church. ... Saint Petersburg  listen (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of... The subject of this article was previously also known as Russia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Convent of the Sacred Heart is an Independent, Catholic private school for girls from pre-k through 12th grade. ... Hebrew school can be either (1) the Jewish equivalent of Sunday school - an educational regimen separate from secular education, focusing on topics of Jewish history and learning the Hebrew language, or (2) a primary, secondary or college level educational institution where some or all of the classes are taught in...


Feinstein has two sisters, Lynne Kennedy and Yvonne Banks. She received her B.A. degree in history in 1955 from Stanford University. In 1956, she married Jack Berman, a colleague in the San Francisco District Attorney's office. They were divorced three years later. Their daughter, Katherine Feinstein Mariano (b. 1957), is a superior court judge in San Francisco. Berman later became a judge; he died in 2002. In 1962, shortly after starting her career in politics, she married neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein, who died of colon cancer in 1978. In 1980, she married Richard C. Blum, an investment banker. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Stanford redirects here. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Insertion of an electrode during neurosurgery for Parkinsons disease. ... Diagram of the stomach, colon, and rectum Colorectal cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. ... Richard C. Blum is an investment banker and the husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein. ...


Feinstein has received scrutiny for husband Richard Blum's extensive business dealings with China and her past votes on trade issues with the country. Critics have argued that Feinstein's support of policies that may benefit her husband may raise the appearance of a conflict of interest.[6] Suburban newspaper Metroactive reported in 2007 that Feinstein's husband holds large investments in companies that have won large government contracts without competitive bidding. In April 2007, Feinstein's office denied there was a conflict of interest and stated that her departure from the subcommittee had nothing to do with the reports in the Metro weeklies.


As of December 2006, according to SEC filings and Fedspending.org, three corporations in which Blum's financial entities own a total of $1 billion in stock won considerable favor from the budgets of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


In 2003, Feinstein was ranked the fifth wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of $26 million.[7] By 2005 her net worth had increased to between $43 million and $99 million.[8] Her 347-page financial disclosure statement[9] — characterized by the San Francisco Chronicle as "nearly the size of a phonebook" — draws clear lines between her assets and those of her husband, with many of her assets in blind trusts.[10] Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ... In telephony, a telephone directory is a listing of telephone subscribers in a geographical area or subscribers to services provided by the organisation that publishes the directory. ... A Blind trust is a trust in which the executors or those who have been given power of attorney have full discretion over the assets, and the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of the trust. ...


Early political career

In 1961, Feinstein worked to end housing discrimination in San Francisco.[11] Prior to elected service, she was appointed by then-California Governor Pat Brown to serve as a member of the California Women Parole Board. In 1969, Feinstein won a position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She remained on the Board for nine years, becoming its first female president. For other persons named Pat Brown, see Pat Brown (disambiguation). ... San Francisco redirects here. ...


During her tenure on the Board of Supervisors, she unsuccessfully ran for mayor of San Francisco twice, in 1971 against mayor Joseph Alioto, and in 1975, when she lost the contest for a runoff slot (against George Moscone) by one percentage point, to supervisor John Barbagelata. Joseph Lawrence Alioto (b. ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ...


Mayor of San Francisco

As mayor of San Francisco, 1978-1988
As mayor of San Francisco, 1978-1988

On November 27, 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. Feinstein announced the assassinations to the stunned public, stating: "As president of the board of supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed."[12] As president of the Board of Supervisors, Feinstein automatically ascended to the mayoral position on December 4. She served out the remainder of the term and was elected in her own right in 1979 and re-elected in 1983. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Mayor Moscone George Richard Moscone (November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was the mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ... For other uses, see Harvey Milk (disambiguation). ... San Francisco Examiners front page for Moscone-Milk Assassinations; November 28, 1978 The Moscone-Milk Assassinations took place on Monday, November 27, 1978, when San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot and killed in San Francisco City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White. ... This article is about the San Francisco Supervisor. ... Assassin and Assassins redirect here. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


One of the first challenges to face Feinstein as mayor was the state of the San Francisco cable car system. In late 1979 the system had to be shut down for emergency repairs, and an engineering evaluation concluded that it needed comprehensive rebuilding at a cost of $60 million. Feinstein took charge of the effort, and helped win federal funding for the bulk of the rebuilding job. The system closed for rebuilding in 1982 and reopened in 1984 in time for the Democratic National Convention that was held in the city that year.[13] Feinstein also oversaw planning policies to increase the number of high rise buildings in San Francisco.[14] San Francisco Cable Car No. ... The 1984 Democratic National Convention was held in San Francisco, California in July of 1984, to select a candidate for the 1984 United States presidential election. ...


In the run up to the 1984 Democratic convention, there was considerable media and public speculation that Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale might pick Feinstein as his running mate. However, he chose Geraldine Ferraro instead. Also in 1984, Feinstein 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 on January 8, 1988. Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... Geraldine Anne Ferraro (born August 26, 1935) is a Democratic politician and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. ... A handgun is a firearm small enough to be carried and used in one hand. ... The White Panthers were an American political collective founded in 1968 by Lawrence (Pun) Plamondon and Leni and John Sinclair. ... A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1985, at a press conference, she revealed details about the hunt for Richard Ramírez, otherwise known as the Night Stalker, and in so doing angered detectives by giving away details of his crimes, including displaying actual evidence at the press conference. These revelations subverted their investigation and Ramirez left the San Francisco area to commit another murder before he was finally captured in the Los Angeles area.[15] Police mug shot of Ramirez This article is about the serial killer Richard Ramirez. ...


In 1987, City and State magazine named Feinstein the nation's "Most Effective Mayor". Feinstein served on the Trilateral Commission during the 1980s while mayor of San Francisco. The Trilateral Commission is a private organization, founded in July 1973, at the initiative of David Rockefeller; who was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations at that time and the Commission is widely seen as a counterpart to the Council on Foreign Relations. ...


Feinstein appears in archival footage and is credited in the Academy Award-winning documentary film The Times of Harvey Milk (1984). Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Times of Harvey Milk is an Academy Award-winning American documentary film of 1984. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ...


Governor's race

In 1990, Feinstein made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of California, losing to Republican Senator Pete Wilson, who vacated his seat in the Senate to assume the governorship. In 1992, she was fined $190,000 for failure to properly report campaign contributions and expenditures associated with that campaign.[16] Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... For others named Pete Wilson, see Peter Wilson. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...


U.S. Senate career

Official senate photo
Official senate photo

On November 3, 1992, Feinstein won a special election to fill the Senate seat that became vacant in 1990 when Pete Wilson was elected governor (Wilson had then appointed John F. Seymour to that seat). The election was held at the same time as the general election for U.S. President and other offices. Senator Barbara Boxer was elected at the same time for the seat to be vacated by Alan Cranston. Because Feinstein was elected to an unexpired term, she became a senator as soon as the election was certified, hence she became California's senior senator even though she was elected at the same time as Barbara Boxer. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 473 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,368 × 3,000 pixels, file size: 744 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dianne Feinsteins Official Photo From her senate website at [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 473 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,368 × 3,000 pixels, file size: 744 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dianne Feinsteins Official Photo From her senate website at [1]. File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1992 was an election for the United States Senate in which the victory of Bill Clinton in the presidential election was not accompanied by major Democratic... For others named Pete Wilson, see Peter Wilson. ... John F. Seymour (born December 3, 1937) is an American real estate investor and politician. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was a U.S. journalist and politician. ...


Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006. She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is adamantly Pro-Israel and a member of AIPAC. Republican holds in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Seats up for election. ... The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an influential and independent, nonpartisan foreign policy membership organization founded in 1921 and based at 58 East 68th Street (corner Park Avenue) in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Through its membership, meetings, and studies, it has been... U.S. President George W. Bush addresses AIPAC members in Washington on May 18, 2004. ...


A December 2007 poll has her approval rating at 51%, with 39% disapproving.[1] Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Senate Committee Assignments

Feinstein is a member of the following U.S. Senate Committees:

The United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for dealing with the rules of the United States Senate, with administration of congressional buildings, and with credentials and qualifications of members of the Senate, including responsibility for dealing with contested elections. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ... // Jurisdiction Membership Republicans Democrats Senior Subcommittee Staff William Smith, Majority Chief Counsel Preet Bharara, Democratic Chief Counsel Contact information U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Majority Office Phone: (202) 224-7572 Majority Office... // Jurisdiction Membership Republican members Sam Brownback, KS (Chairman) Arlen Specter, PA Lindsey Graham, SC John Cornyn, TX Tom Coburn, OK Democratic members Russell Feingold, WI (Ranking Member) Charles Schumer, NY Edward Kennedy, MA Dianne Feinstein, CA Richard Durbin, IL Senior Subcommittee Staff Ajit Pai, Majority Chief Counsel Robert F. Schiff... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members Lindsey Graham, SC (Chairman) Charles Grassley, IA Jon Kyl, AZ R. Michael DeWine, OH Jeff Sessions, AL Tom Coburn, OK Democratic Members Joe Biden, DE (Ranking Member) Herbert Kohl, WI Dianne Feinstein, CA Russell Feingold, WI Charles Schumer, NY Senior Subcommittee Staff James Galyean, Majority Chief... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members John Cornyn, TX (Chairman) Charles Grassley, IA Jon Kyl, AZ R. Michael DeWine, OH Jeff Sessions, AL Sam Brownback, KS Tom Coburn, OK Democratic Members Edward Kennedy, MA (Ranking Member) Joe Biden, DE Dianne Feinstein, CA Russell Feingold, WI Charles Schumer, NY Richard Durbin, IL Senior... Jurisdiction Membership Republican Members Jon Kyl, AZ (Chairman) Orrin Hatch, UT Charles Grassley, IA John Cornyn, TX R. Michael DeWine, OH Jeff Sessions, AL Lindsey Graham, SC Democratic Members Dianne Feinstein, CA (Ranking Member) Edward Kennedy, MA Joe Biden, DE Herbert Kohl, WI Russell Feingold, WI Richard Durbin, IL Senior... The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, often referred to colloquially as the CJS Subcommittee is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is one of thirteen subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, tasked with reviewing budget requests, holding hearings on such matters, and drafting legislation allocating federal funds for discretionary defense spending. ... U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development is one of thirteen subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is dedicated to overseeing the United States Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. ... The Joint Committee on the Library is a joint committee of the U.S. Congress devoted to the affairs and administration of the U.S. Library of Congress, which is the library of the federal legislature. ... The Joint Committee on Printing is a joint committee of the U.S. Congress devoted to overseeing the functions of the Government Printing Office and general printing procedures of the Federal Government. ...

Political positions and votes

Main article: Political positions of Dianne Feinstein

Iraq

Feinstein supported the Iraq war resolution in the vote of October 11, 2002; she has claimed that she was misled by President Bush on the reasons for going to war. However, former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter has stated that Feinstein in summer 2002 acknowledged to him that she knew the Bush administration had not provided any convincing intelligence to back up its claims about the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.[17] Iraq Resolution and Iraq War Resolution are popular names for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public law 107-243, 116 Stat. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) was a United Nations organisation performing arms inspections in Iraq after the Gulf War. ... Scott Ritter speaks at SUNY New Paltz on March 16, 2006. ...


In February 2007, Feinstein warned Republicans not to block consideration of a measure opposing President Bush's troop increase in Iraq, saying it would be a "terrible mistake" to prevent debate on the top issue in America.[18]


In May 2007, Feinstein voted for an Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill, which continued to fund the Iraq occupation without a firm timetable for withdrawal. The Senator said "I am deeply disappointed that this bill fails to hold the President accountable for his Administration’s flawed Iraq War policy. The American people have made their voices clear that there must be an exit strategy for Iraq. Yet this President continues to stubbornly adhere to more of the same."[19]


National security and civil liberties

In August 2007, Feinstein joined Republicans in the Senate in voting to modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by narrowing the scope of its protections to sharply reduce the legal limits on the government's ability to monitor phone calls and email messages of American citizens.[20] Feinstein voted to give the attorney general and the director of national intelligence the power to approve international surveillance of the communications of Americans entirely within the executive branch, rather than through the special intelligence court established by FISA. Many privacy advocates have decried this law and Senator Feinstein's vote in favor of it.[21] In February 2008, Feinstein joined Republicans in the Senate in voting "Nay" to strike the provisions providing immunity from civil liability to electronic communication service providers for certain assistance provided to the Government.[22] The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 is a U.S. federal law prescribing procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of foreign intelligence information between foreign powers and agents of foreign powers (which may include American citizens and permanent residents engaged in espionage and violating U...


Feinstein was the original Democratic cosponsor of a bill to extend the USA PATRIOT Act. In a December 2005 statement, Senator Feinstein stated, "I believe the Patriot Act is vital to the protection of the American people."[23] She was the main Democratic sponsor of the failed 2006 constitutional Flag Desecration Amendment.[24] In November 2007, Feinstein was one of only six Democrats to vote to confirm Michael Mukasey as Attorney General.[25] She also voted for the McCain-Feingold legislation. In the United States, the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an Act of Congress which President George W. Bush signed into law... The Flag Desecration Amendment, often referred to as the flag burning amendment, is a controversial proposed constitutional amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow the United States Congress to statutorily prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States. ... Michael B. Mukasey (born 1941) is a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. ... The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) is U.S. Congressional legislation which regulates the financing of political campaigns. ...


After heavily supporting President Bush's Immigration Reform Bill, she mentioned that she was "looking into revising" the Fairness Doctrine, specifically targeting talk radio.[26] The Fairness Doctrine was a United States FCC regulation requiring broadcast licensees to present controversial issues of public importance in a manner deemed by the FCC to be honest, equitable and balanced. ...


Environment

Feinstein and her predecessor Senator Alan Cranston worked for over 10 years to pass the California Desert Protection Act. The bill was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The bill protected 7,661,089 acres (31,003 km²) of California's desert lands as wilderness and national parks.[2] The Act doubled the size of the National Wilderness Preservation System in California, and was the largest wilderness bill in California's history. Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was a U.S. journalist and politician. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For other uses, see Wilderness (disambiguation). ... This article is about national parks. ... The National Wilderness Preservation System protects federally managed land areas that are of a pristine condition. ...


Senators Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were the champions of the Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act, which was signed in to law by President George W. Bush on October 17, 2006. The bill protected 275,830 acres (1,116 km²) of federal land as wilderness and 21 miles (34 km) of stream as a wild and scenic river, including such popular areas as the King Range and Cache Creek.[3] Senators Feinstein and Boxer worked with Representative Mike Thompson, the sponsor of the bill in the House, in the 5-year effort to pass the legislation. Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Wilderness (disambiguation). ... National Wild and Scenic River is a designation for certain protected areas in the United States. ... King Range is a mountain range, 22 km (14 mi) long and 8 km (5 mi) wide, in northwestern Victoria Land, Antarctica. ... There are several places named Cache Creek. ... C. Michael Mike Thompson (born January 24, 1951), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 1st District of California (map), which includes Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties as well as parts of Yolo and Sonoma Counties. ...


Feinstein along with her colleague Boxer voted in favor of subsidy payments to conventional commodity farm producers at the cost of subsidies for conservation-oriented farming.[27] More recently, Feinstein has not taken a stand on the widely criticized subsidies in the 2007 U.S. Farm Bill.[28] The 2007 U.S. Farm Bill (Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 or Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007, H.R. 2419) is a $288 billion, five-year farm subsidy bill being considered by the United States Congress as a continuation of the 2002 Farm Bill. ...


Gun politics

In 1993, Feinstein, along with then-Representative Charles Schumer (D-NY), led the fight to ban many semi-automatic firearms deemed to be assault weapons and restrict the sale of high-capacity firearm magazines. The ban was passed as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. In 2004, when the ban was set to expire, Feinstein sponsored a 10-year extension of the ban as an amendment to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act; while the amendment was successfully added, the act itself failed.[29] The act was revived in 2005, but was ultimately passed without an extension of the assault weapons ban. Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is a Jewish American politician. ... An Assault weapon is one of a wide group of weapons which some consider inappropriate for civilian ownership. ... The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (1994) is a piece of legislation, sponsored by Rep. ... The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was passed by the U.S. Senate on July 29, 2005 by a vote of 65-31. ...


Feinstein said on CBS-TV's 60 Minutes, February 5, 1995, "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them . . . Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here."[29] In July 2006, Feinstein voted against the Vitter Amendment to prohibit Federal funds being used for the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a disaster.[30] [31] This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... The Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006 is a United States Federal law that prohibits funding from the Department of Homeland Security to be put towards the confiscation of legally possessed firearms during a disaster. ...


Intellectual property and fair use

Feinstein has supported Hollywood and the content industry when it has come into conflict with recording piracy on intellectual property issues. In 2006 she cosponsored the "PERFORM Act" or the "Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006" to the Senate, which would require satellite, cable and internet broadcasters to incorporate digital restrictions management technologies into their transmission. Over the air broadcasting would not be affected.[32] Feinstein's consistent backing of the content industry and attacks on fair use have earned her poor marks with the EFF and IPac. ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... Internet radio (aka e-Radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... Digital Rights Management or Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) is an umbrella term for any of several arrangements which allows a vendor of content in electronic form to control the material and restrict its usage in various ways that can be specified by the vendor. ... EFF Logo The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit advocacy and legal organization based in the United States with the stated purpose of being dedicated to preserving free speech rights such as those protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution in the context of...


Corruption scandals and accusations

Between 2001 and 2006[33], Feinstein served as the ranking member of the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, also known as the "MILCON" subcommittee. Feinstein also served as chair of the MILCON subcommittee when the Democrats controlled the Senate in 2001 and 2002. Ranking member, in American politics, is a term used to refer to the member of a committee in Congress who is the longest-serving member of the party not in the majority (the longest-serving member of the majority is the chairman). ... U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... 2001-2003 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from January 3, 2001 to December 20, 2001 The second session took place in Washington, DC from January 23, 2002 to November 22, 2002 President George W. Bush addressing a joint session of Congress, regarding the September...


While on the MILCON subcommittee, Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions of dollars to firms owned by her husband, Richard C. Blum.[6] This included millions of dollars in contracts awarded to Blum's Perini Corporation to provide goods and services in Iraq and Afghanistan.[34] Richard C. Blum is an investment banker and the husband of United States Senator from California Dianne Feinstein. ... Perini Corporation NYSE: PCR is one of the largest general contractors in the United States. ...


As the ranking Democratic, Feinstein would have again become chair of the MILCON subcommittee when the Democratically controlled Senate of the 110th Congress was sworn in on January 4, 2007. However, Feinstein resigned from the subcommittee prior to the new congressional term, forfeiting chairmanship of the MILCON subcommittee to Tim Johnson.[35] Metro Newspapers reported that Feinstein's resignation was attributable to a series of articles, partially funded by the progressive Nation Institute, exposing the potential conflict of interest posed by Feinstein's voting to award contracts to her husband's firms.[36] [37] U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. ... U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs is one of twelve subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Metro Newspapers is an American newspaper company based in San Jose, California. ... For other uses, see Progressivism (disambiguation). ... The Nation (ISSN 0027-8378) is a weekly [1] U.S. periodical devoted to politics and culture, self-described as the flagship of the left. ...


In April 2007, Feinstein's office denied any ethical conflict,[38] however, the director of the Project on Government Oversight who has examined evidence assembled by investigative reporter Peter Byrne stated that “the paper trail showing Senator Feinstein’s conflict of interest is irrefutable.”[39][40] // Founded in 1981 by Dina Rasor as the Project on Military Procurement, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct to achieve a more honest, open, and accountable federal government. ...


Additional scandal arose when it was revealed that members of Feinstein's Senate staff attempted to purge references to these alleged conflicts of interest from the Wikipedia articles on herself and her husband.[41][42]


Additionally, in 1990, Senator Feinstein failed to disclose that her husband had guaranteed her 1990 campaign loans, which resulted in a US$190,000 fine.[43] This information was also initially deleted from Wikipedia by a Feinstein staffer in 2006.[44][42]


2006 re-election

Feinstein was elected for a third full term in 2006. She defeated Republican Richard Mountjoy, Libertarian Michael Metti, Green Todd Chretien, and Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland in the general election. The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of California will be held November 7, 2006. ...  Republican hold  Democratic hold  Democratic pickup  Independent hold  Independent pickup Elections for the United States Senate were held on November 7, 2006, with 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... Todd Chretien (born 1969), an American activist, was the Green Party candidate for United States Senate in California in 2006. ... Marsha Feinland was a third-party candidate (Peace and Freedom Party) for President of the United States in the 1996 U.S. presidential election. ...


As a superdelegate

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Censure Movement

In 2007, activists from within the California Democratic Party made a push to censure Feinstein.[46] The resolution, which cited the Senator for "ignoring Democratic principles and falling so far below the standard of what we expect of our elected officials" ultimately failed.[47] The activists were concerned over her votes to confirm Judge Leslie Southwick and Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and were also concerned about the FISA bill.[48] Leslie H. Southwick (born February 10, 1950 in Edinburg, Texas) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and a former judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. ... Michael B. Mukasey (born 1941) is a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. ... FISA may be: Federation Internationale des Societes Aerophilateliques (International Federation of Aerophilatelic Societies) Fédération Internationale des Sociétés dAviron (International Federation of Rowing Associations) Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (Historically a subsidiary body of the FIA) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a statute in the...


Offices held

Public Offices
Office Type Location Elected Term began Term ended
Mayor Executive San Francisco 1978 December 4, 1978 January 8, 1980
Mayor Executive San Francisco 1979 January 8, 1980 January 8, 1984
Mayor Executive San Francisco 1983 January 8, 1984 January 8, 1988
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 1992 November 10, 1992 January 3, 1995
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 1994 January 3, 1995 January 3, 2001
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 2000 January 3, 2001 January 3, 2007
Senator Legislature Washington, D.C. 2006 January 3, 2007 January 3, 2013
United States Senate service
Dates Congress Chamber Majority President Committees Class
1992–1993 102nd U.S. Senate Democratic George H. W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1993–1995 103rd U.S. Senate Democratic Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1995–1997 104th U.S. Senate Republican Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1997–1999 105th U.S. Senate Republican Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
1999–2001 106th U.S. Senate Republican Bill Clinton Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2001–2003 107th U.S. Senate Republican George W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2003–2005 108th U.S. Senate Republican George W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2005–2007 109th U.S. Senate Republican George W. Bush Rules, Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1
2007–2009 110th U.S. Senate Democratic George W. Bush Rules (chair), Judiciary, Appropriations, Intelligence 1

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Electoral history

California Governor election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Pete Wilson 3,791,904 49.2
Democratic Dianne Feinstein 3,525,197 45.8
Libertarian Dennis Thompson 145,628 1.9
American Independent Jerome McCready 139,661 1.8
Peace and Freedom Maria Elizabeth Munoz 96,842 1.3
Total votes 7,699,232
Majority 266,707 3.4
Turnout
Republican hold Swing
California United States Senate special election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein 5,853,651 54.3
Republican John F. Seymour (incumbent) 4,093,501 38.0
Peace and Freedom Gerald Horne 305,697 2.8
American Independent Paul Meeuwenberg 281,973 2.6
Libertarian Richard Benjamin Boddie 247,799 2.3
Total votes 10,782,621
Majority 1,760,050 16.3
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing
California United States Senate election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 3,979,152 46.7 -7.6
Republican Michael Huffington 3,817,025 44.8 +6.8
Peace and Freedom Elizabeth Cervantes Barron 255,301 3.0 +0.2
Libertarian Richard Benjamin Boddie 179,100 2.1 -0.6
American Independent Paul Meeuwenberg 142,771 1.7 -0.9
Green Barbara Blong 140,567 1.7 +1.7
Total votes 8,513,916
Majority 162,127 1.9 -14.4
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing -14.4
California United States Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 5,932,522 55.8 +9.1
Republican Tom Campbell 3,886,853 36.6 -8.2
Green Medea Susan Benjamin 326,828 3.1 +1.4
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 187,718 1.8 -0.3
American Independent Dianne Beall Templin 134,598 1.3 -0.4
Reform Jose Luis Olivares Camahort 96,552 0.9 +0.9
Natural Law Brian M. Rees 58,537 0.5 +0.5
Total votes 10,623,608
Majority 2,045,669 19.2 +17.3
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing +17.3
California United States Senate election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 5,076,289 59.4 +3.6
Republican Dick Mountjoy 2,990,822 35.0 -1.6
Green Todd Chretien 147,074 1.7 -1.4
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 133,851 1.6 -0.2
Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 117,764 1.4 +1.4
American Independent Don J. Grundmann 75,350 0.9 -0.4
Total votes 8,541,150
Majority 2,085,467 24.4 +5.2
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing +5.2

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