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Feinstein: California Oil Spill Highlights Need to Ban Drilling Off West Coast

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the oil spill off the coast of Orange County:             “The oil spill off the coast of Orange County reiterates the perils of offshore drilling. A pipeline failure has leaked an estimated 126,000 gallons of oil, killing aquatic wildlife, threatening the health of local communities […]

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Feinstein on Passing of Ambassador Hormel

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the passing of former Ambassador James Hormel:             “San Francisco lost a great friend today. A philanthropist, civil rights pioneer and loving spouse and father, James Hormel lived an extraordinary life and will be deeply missed by many.             “I had the pleasure of working […]

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Feinstein: Bipartisan Bill Invests in California, World-Class Infrastructure

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bill that will modernize the country’s infrastructure and create thousands of jobs:             “The bill is the greatest investment in infrastructure I’ve had the privilege of voting for in the Senate. It will allow us […]

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Feinstein to Interior: Suspend Wild Horse, Burro Adoption Incentive Program

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on the Interior Department to suspend its Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Incentive Program over reports that some program participants have abandoned animals at slaughter auctions in direct opposition to the program’s requirements.             “I write with great concern regarding the attached New York Times article, which indicates that […]

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Feinstein Questions Forest Service Chief on Wildland Firefighting Issues

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today questioned U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen about ways the Forest Service can help address inequities in pay between federal and state wildland firefighters, an issue that makes it more difficult to hire and retain federal firefighters.             Video of the exchange is available here, and a full transcript follows: […]

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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Reauthorize Lake Tahoe Restoration Act

Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) today joined with Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen (both D-Nev.) to introduce bipartisan legislation to extend the authorization of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act.             The original Lake Tahoe Restoration Act was passed in 2000 and authorized $300 million for the restoration of the lake […]

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Feinstein Remarks on Becerra Nomination to be HHS Secretary

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) submitted the following remarks to the Congressional Record on Xavier Becerra’s nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services:             “Madam President, I rise today in support of Xavier Becerra’s nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.              I’m proud to have known Xavier […]

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Feinstein: NTSB Findings in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Confirm Need for Legislation

Washington February 9, 2021 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) gave an update on its investigation into the 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., that killed nine passengers including Kobe and Gianna Bryant:             “The NTSB’s findings reiterate the need to update existing helicopter […]

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Feinstein Joins Calls to Remove Trump from Office

Washington January 7, 2021 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement supporting efforts to remove President Trump from office:             “In the wake of yesterday’s violence at the Capitol – chaos directly incited by President Trump – we’ve seen numerous calls for his removal by impeachment or the 25th Amendment. I am […]

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Feinstein, Carbajal to USAF: Explain Vandenberg’s Exclusion from Space Command HQ Site Selection

Washington Dec, 9, 2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Salud Carbajal (both D-Calif.) sent a letter to the secretary of the Air Force asking for clarification on the selection process for the future location of Space Command headquarters. The process ultimately excluded Vandenberg Air Force Base from the list of finalists after initially including […]

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Feinstein Supports COVID-19 Restrictions in Los Angeles

Washington December 3, 2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the latest data related to coronavirus cases in California and across the country:             “I fully support the new stay-at-home order in Los Angeles. COVID-19 cases are continuing to spike across the country, and tragically we lost more lives yesterday […]

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Feinstein, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Support Independent Musicians, Music Production Workers

Washington December 3, 2020 – Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Marsha Blackburn (R–Tenn.) today introduced the bipartisan Help Independent Tracks Succeed Act, a bill that would allow musicians, technicians and producers to deduct 100 percent of recording production expenses in the year they are incurred, rather than in later years.             The federal tax code […]

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Feinstein Statement on Ginsburg, Republican Rush to Confirm a Nominee Before Election

Washington September 23, 2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today spoke on the Senate floor on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Republican rush to jam through a nominee to fill her vacancy less than 47 days before a presidential election.             “I rise today in honor of Justice Ruth […]

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Newsom, Fire-Affected Communities, Conservation Groups Endorse Feinstein Wildfire Bill

Washington September 15, 2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released a list of endorsements for the Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act, a bipartisan bill Feinstein introduced with Steve Daines (R-Mont.) to help protect communities from catastrophic wildfire.             The bill would implement wildfire mitigation projects, sustain healthier forests that are more resilient to […]

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Feinstein to ICE: Release Asylum-Seeking Families Together

Washington June 30, 2020 – Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release detained asylum-seeking families together as soon as possible.             Last week, a federal judge found that the coronavirus was quickly spreading in ICE family residential centers and ordered the agency to release detained children. […]

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Feinstein Announces $788 Million for California to Expand Coronavirus Testing

Washington May 13, 2020 -Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced California will receive $788 million in federal funding for additional coronavirus testing, enough for approximately 800,000 people to be tested.             The funds were included by Congress in the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which was signed into law last month.             […]

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Feinstein to CPUC: Wildfire Preparedness Critical During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington May 7, 2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called on the California Public Utilities Commission to continue expedited deployment of electric grid resilience projects across California during preparation for the upcoming wildfire season and the ongoing COVID-19 response efforts.             “After direction from the CPUC, California utilities have worked to prepare for the […]

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Feinstein Supports Bill Creating $75 Billion Fund to Prevent Evictions, Foreclosures

Washington May 5, 2020 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today joined Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and a group of senators to introduce legislation creating a $75 billion Housing Assistance Fund. The fund would provide state Housing Finance Agencies with a flexible source of federal aid to help people keep up with housing payments and remain […]

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Feinstein, Warner Call for IG Review of AG Barr Comments on Atkinson Firing

Washington April 17, 2020 – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) today called on the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility to review comments by Attorney General William Barr regarding the firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson and other misstatements including those […]

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