Read our 2016 Report Card for Feinstein.
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)
Dianne Feinstein sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Feinstein was the primary sponsor of 69 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 32 (114th): Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015
- S. 1170 (114th): Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015
- S. 1300 (114th): Adoptive Family Relief Act
- S. 2013 (114th): Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act of 2015
- S. 1469 (114th): FISA Reform Act of 2015
- S. 1681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
- S. 1636 (113th): A bill to redesignate certain facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Feinstein sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Private Legislation (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Health (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Immigration (8%) International Affairs (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)
Some of Feinstein’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 208: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that flowers grown in the ...
- S.Res. 209: A resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the ...
- S. 1464: Water Conservation Tax Parity Act
- S.Res. 192: A resolution congratulating the Golden State Warriors for their historic championship victory in ...
- S. 1307: Affordable Health Insurance for the Middle Class Act
- S. 1272: Drone Federalism Act of 2017
- S. 1276: Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act
|Feinstein’s Vote||Vote Description|
On the Nomination PN104: Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency
Jun 6, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 67/33.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to 60/38.
This was the Senate's final vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. The House had ...
H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed 62/37.
This vote turned what was a bill regarding administrative appeals of IRS determinations into the Trade Act of 2015, which included Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN958: Michael B. Mukasey, of New York, to be Attorney General
Nov 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 53/40.
On the Nomination PN2: Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
Oct 24, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 59/38.
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Feb 1993 to Jul 2017, Feinstein missed 201 of 8,044 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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