35 Facts About Senator Dianne Feinstein

1. In January 2017, Senator Dianne Feinstein had an artificial cardiac pacemaker inserted at George Washington University Hospital.

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2. In 2003, Senator Dianne Feinstein was ranked the fifth-wealthiest senator, with an estimated net worth of million.

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3. Senator Dianne Feinstein was presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for public service by the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution on November 3, 2001, in Los Angeles.

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4. Senator Dianne Feinstein's was awarded the Legion of Honour by France in 1984.

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5. Senator Dianne Feinstein's chaired the United States Congress Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, and acted as mistress of ceremonies, introducing each participant at the 2009 presidential inauguration.

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6. On January 9, 2018, Senator Dianne Feinstein caused a stir when she, as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a transcript of the committee's August 2017 interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson about the dossier regarding connections between the president's campaign and the Russian government.

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7. Senator Dianne Feinstein supports a conciliatory approach between China and Taiwan and fostered increased dialogue between high-level Chinese representatives and US senators during her first term as senator.

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8. Senator Dianne Feinstein voted in support of legislation to override a Department of Veterans Affairs' prohibition on allowing doctors to recommend cannabis to veterans in states that sanction its use as a medicine.

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9. Senator Dianne Feinstein commented on the bill, saying, "The common thread in each of these shootings is the gunman used a semi-automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines.

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10. Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which became law in 1994 and expired in 2004.

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11. In June 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein labeled Edward Snowden a "traitor" after his leaks went public.

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12. In January 2012, Senator Dianne Feinstein met with representatives of technology companies, including Google and Facebook.

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13. In September 2016, Senator Dianne Feinstein backed the Obama administration's plan to sell more than $1.15 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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14. In February 2017, Senator Dianne Feinstein requested that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch provide information on cases in which he had assisted with decision making regarding either litigation or craft strategy.

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15. On July 12, 2009, Senator Dianne Feinstein stated her belief that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor would be confirmed by the US Senate, praising her for her experience and for overcoming "adversity and disadvantage".

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16. Senator Dianne Feinstein co-sponsored an amendment through the Senate to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 that eliminated the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit.

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17. Senator Dianne Feinstein has supported the Affordable Care Act, repeatedly voting to defeat initiatives aimed against it.

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18. In 2017, Senator Dianne Feinstein criticized the banning of transgender enlistments in the military under the Trump administration.

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19. In October 2017, Senator Dianne Feinstein declared her intention to run for re-election in 2018.

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20. In 2012, Senator Dianne Feinstein claimed the record for the most popular votes in any US Senate election in history, having received 7.75 million votes.

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21. Senator Dianne Feinstein was re-elected in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018.

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22. On November 3, 1992, Senator Dianne Feinstein won a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated a year earlier when Senator Pete Wilson resigned to become governor.

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23. In 1990, Senator Dianne Feinstein made an unsuccessful bid for Governor of California.

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24. Senator Dianne Feinstein's won the recall election and finished her second term as mayor on January 8, 1988.

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25. Senator Dianne Feinstein was seen as a relatively moderate Democrat in one of the country's most liberal cities.

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26. Senator Dianne Feinstein's was re-elected in 1983 and served a full second term.

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27. Senator Dianne Feinstein served out the remainder of Moscone's term and was elected in her own right in 1979.

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28. Senator Dianne Feinstein was in City Hall at the time of the shootings and discovered Milk's body after hearing the shots.

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29. Senator Dianne Feinstein's was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978 with initial opposition from Quentin Kopp.

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30. Senator Dianne Feinstein served as a fellow at the Coro Foundation in San Francisco.

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31. Senator Dianne Feinstein graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco in 1951 and from Stanford University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

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32. At the age of 85, Senator Dianne Feinstein is the oldest sitting US Senator.

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33. Senator Dianne Feinstein was the author of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004.

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34. Senator Dianne Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two women became California's first female US Senators.

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35. Senator Dianne Feinstein's 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.

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