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Dianne Feinstein

Dianne FeinsteinUnited States Senator


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Aspen Strategy Group

Biography

Dianne Feinstein has represented California as senior Senator since 1992, working in a bipartisan way to build a significant record of legislative accomplishments – helping to strengthen the nation's security both here and abroad, combat crime and violence, battle cancer, and protect natural resources in California and across the country.  Senator Feinstein is Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where she oversees the nation’s 16 intelligence agencies. She is the first woman to hold this position.  Senator Feinstein is also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she chairs the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.  During the 110th Congress, Senator Feinstein served as Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, where she was the first woman to chair the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, and presided over the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.  Prior to her election to the Senate, Senator Feinstein served as a member of the Women’s Parole Board, as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and as Mayor of San Francisco, a position she held for nine years. Senator Feinstein received a B.A. in History from Stanford University. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.