April 8, 2013
Huffington Post: Feinstein Plans New “Carbon Fee” Bill, Argues Against Keystone, Oil & Gas Subsidies
Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans with Fresh Dialogues to introduce a new “carbon fee” bill, during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco.
March 20, 2013
Times-Herald – Sen. Dianne Feinstein has the solution for the 17 states lacking the authority to block or modify egregious rate increases.
March 13, 2013
Huffington Post – Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s long pursuit of stricter gun laws began more than three decades ago on a day of bullets and bloodshed in San Francisco, when she was the president of the city’s Board of Supervisors.
On Nov. 27, 1978, former supervisor Dan White walked into City Hall with a grudge and a .38 revolver. He fatally shot Mayor George Moscone, walked past Feinstein’s office and then turned his weapon on Supervisor Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials and a rising political star.
March 13, 2013
Mercury News – Sen. Dianne Feinstein has the solution for the 17 states lacking the authority to block or modify egregious rate increases. She is proposing to give the secretary of Health and Human Services power to examine health insurance premiums and deny unjustified or excessive rate hikes. Congress should pass Feinstein’s bill, and if it doesn’t, Californians should protect their own interests with a ballot proposition planned in 2014.
March 12, 2013
Sacramento Bee – Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s long pursuit of stricter gun laws began more than three decades ago on a day of bullets and bloodshed in San Francisco.
On Nov. 27, 1978, former supervisor Dan White walked into City Hall with a grudge and a .38 revolver.
He fatally shot Mayor George Moscone, walked past Feinstein’s office and then turned his weapon on Supervisor Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials and a rising political star.
March 7, 2013
The Hill – Democrats in the House and Senate reintroduced a measure Wednesday that would allow the federal government to block “unreasonable” increases in healthcare premiums.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced the bill, which they also sponsored in the 112th Congress. It would allow the Health and Human Services Department to block “unreasonable” premium increases.
Some states have the power to reject proposed rate increases, but the federal government doesn’t.
March 4, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle – House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both from San Francisco, led an amicus brief filed Friday in the Defense of Marriage Act case before the Supreme Court. See comrade Bob Egelko on the Obama administration’s brief filed late Thursday on the Prop. 8 case also before the court.
The brief was signed by 212 Democrats in Congress, including the Senate leadership. Pelosi has long been a chief defender of gay rights and Feinstein is sponsoring legislation to repeal DOMA.
March 1, 2013
After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father.
Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son, Jesse, was among those cut down at a Connecticut elementary school in December, asked the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to ban assault weapons like the one that killed his child.
The hearing’s focus was legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines carrying more than 10 rounds. A Bushmaster assault weapon was used at Newtown by the attacker, Adam Lanza, whose body was found with 30-round magazines.
February 27, 2013
MSNBC – Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sounded off on NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s criticism of her work toward instituting an assault weapons ban Monday on Andrea Mitchell Reports. LaPierre blasted Feinstein’s efforts to ban high-capacity weapons as a “decades-old agenda” in a speech Saturday, drawing on Feinstein’s co-sponsorship of the 1994 assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
February 19, 2013
Monterey Herald – On the heels of San Francisco Bay and adjacent Marin wetlands being given a special worldwide designation, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have re-introduced a bill seeking money for restoration work for the estuary.
Dubbed the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act, the bill authorizes five years of funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to carry out wetlands restoration projects and improve water quality in the San Francisco Bay and its watershed.