Now we know what the potential is for catastrophe and we have to see that it never, ever happens againU.S. Democrats seek to block OCS drilling May 14, 2010
This is an important appointment, and I hope that she will bring a new and determined management ability to this agencyLong: 1st woman to lead major intel agency Aug 09, 2010
The last thing we need to do is make it easier for drug dealers to increase their consumer base by pushing pot on young peopleSenator calls Calif's pot measure bad idea Oct 30, 2010
It's hard to understand why the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not mandated a more rapid transfer of spent fuel to dry casksNuclear fuel disposal now in spotlight Mar 31, 2011
The ethanol tariff makes our nation more dependent on foreign oil by increasing the price of imported ethanolU.S. lawmakers target ethanol subsidies May 04, 2011
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein ( /ˈfaɪnstaɪn/; born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.
Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein, who was the first to discover the shootings, succeeded Moscone as mayor. During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she took a politically moderate stance, leading a revamp of the city's cable car system and overseeing the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein formerly chaired the Senate Rules Committee (2007–2009) and has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009. She is also the first woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.