Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Senator from California, Democrat

Feinstein, a Democrat, has been a senator from California since Nov 10, 1992 (next election in 2018).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Feinstein has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Feinstein is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Feinstein for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Dianne Feinstein sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Feinstein sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (28%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Private Legislation (16%) Health (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) International Affairs (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Water Resources Development (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Feinstein’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Feb 1993 to Sep 2016, Feinstein missed 177 of 7,866 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: