Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

Aspen Strategy Group Member, Senator, United States Senate

Dianne Feinstein is the senior Senator from California and has built a reputation as an independent voice, working across party lines to find commonsense solutions to problems facing California and the nation. Senator Feinstein in 2017 became the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee—the first woman to assume that role—where she helps shape policy on criminal law, national security, immigration, civil rights and the courts. She also oversees nominations and investigations, including Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Since her election to the Senate in 1992, Senator Feinstein has built a significant record of legislative achievement across a wide range of issues. She authored the first major cybersecurity bill to be signed into law in years. She’s an aggressive opponent of sex trafficking and was the author of a bill to prevent sex abuse of amateur athletes earlier this year. She’s an advocate for consumers, authoring bills to ban chemicals in toys, crack down on rogue pharmacies and strengthen food safety. She led a bipartisan group of senators in passing legislation to drastically increase the fuel efficiency of cars. She’s a champion for the preservation of the California desert and Lake Tahoe. She helped create the nationwide AMBER Alert network, passed a bill to criminalize border drug tunnels and is a proponent of commonsense gun laws. One of her most notable achievements was leading the six-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. This effort culminated in the 2014 release of the report’s executive summary and passage of legislation banning the use of torture. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.