Dianne Feinstein, Senator from California

Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Senator from California

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein was born in June 1933 in San Francisco, California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University.

She was a fellow at the Coro Foundation, and a few years later was appointed to the California Women’s Parole Board by the governor, a position she held for six years. She was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, serving nine years, a portion of it as president. After the death of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Feinstein carried out the remainder of his term and was then elected and re-elected Mayor. She made an unsuccessful bid for governor, and two years later won a special election to the U.S. Senate, initially assuming her seat in November 1992.

Feinstein has been married three times and is currently married to Richard C. Blum. She has one daughter. She is Jewish.

In the News…

California Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with a number of her Senate colleagues, have introduced the Iran Diplomacy Act.

“Under the Iran nuclear agreement, we had an effective nuclear deal that restricted its capability to develop nuclear weapons,” said Senator Feinstein. “That agreement was our best chance for peace after decades of hostilities, but President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement increases tensions and has the potential to increase nuclear proliferation. It’s my hope the United States will eventually return to the deal. The policy outlined in this bill would set us on a path to do so and I’m proud to cosponsor it.”

The Act calls for the U.S. to support efforts to return all sides to not less than full compliance with its commitments under the deal and refrain from threatening U.S. allies with economic penalties, as well as negotiate an interim agreement that provides Iran with tailored, temporary economic relief in exchange for verifiable measures that reverses its violations of the nuclear agreement.

Also, among other provisions, the U.S. should create an environment in which financial institutions and entities can make practical use of existing exemptions and mechanisms “allowing for the sale of agricultural commodities, food, medicine, and medical devices to Iran,” as well as other humanitarian trade.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Feinstein today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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