Senator Dianne Feins

Senator Dianne Feins


United States Senator from California. On Facebook at: http://facebook.com/senatorfeinstein

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Today is a dark day for our country. By overturning Roe v. Wade, the conservative majority on this Supreme Court has declared that women no longer have the right to control their own bodies.

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The Department of Health and Human Services put together a website detailing women’s rights to reproductive health care. Abortion remains safe and legal in California, and many reproductive health care services are protected by law nationwide. More here:

Let me be clear: If it comes down to protecting the filibuster or protecting a woman’s right to choose, there should be no question that I will vote to protect a woman’s right to choose.

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Read our op-ed detailing why we need to create a National Guard for the Space Force. Right now, our space units are split between two services. Creating a Space National Guard will save money, retain talent, and create a stronger organization.

We know that millions of our veterans who served around the world were exposed to burn pits and other toxic chemicals, but their health benefits haven’t kept pace with those life-threatening exposures. With the passage of the PACT Act this week, that will begin to change.

The VA has already stated that once the bill is signed into law, it will begin moving quickly to implement these new provisions. This is long overdue. Find more information on health care and other benefits at .

It was three years ago today that Dayton was shaken by a tragic mass shooting. Nine people were killed and dozens more wounded. This carnage was enabled by the shooter’s 100-round drum magazine, allowing his AR-15-style gun to fire 41 rounds in just 32 seconds without reloading.

High-capacity magazines like the one used in Dayton serve no purpose other than to inflict mass carnage. If the Dayton shooter had been forced to stop and reload, lives could have been saved. We need to get high-capacity magazines out of our communities.

She has been an amazing Speaker and her leadership will be greatly missed, especially in our shared home of San Francisco.

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And eight more California judges are ready for a vote as the new Congress begins. Read my op-ed with @SenAlexPadilla  on our work to confirm more judges to the federal bench:

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UPDATE: Republicans rejected our motion to adjourn until Monday so senators could read the bill they just introduced. RT If you think senators should have time to read a bill that affects every single American.

Brett Kavanaugh used materials stolen from Democratic senators to advance President Bush's judicial nominees. He was asked about this in 2004, 2006 and this week. His answers were not true.

Another mass shooting. Reportedly another AR-15. My bill to ban assault weapons is ready for a vote. How long will we accept weapons of war being used to slaughter our children?

If a person can’t pass a background check, they shouldn’t be able to buy a gun. RT if you agree.

UPDATE: 40 senators now support our bill to bar children from being taken from their parents at the border. We’re continuing to ask Republican senators to join our bill. If you’re represented by a Republican senator, please ask them to cosponsor S.3036. #FamiliesBelongTogether 

The assault weapons ban was effective. When the ban was in place, the number of gun massacres fell by 37 percent. The number of people dying from gun massacres fell by 43 percent. Republicans blocked an extension of the ban. We're fighting to reinstate it. #StudentsStandUp 

Judge Kavanaugh just said Burwell v. Hobby Lobby was about "abortion-inducing drugs." That's a GROSS misunderstanding of the case, which was about insurance coverage for contraceptives. It's further proof of Kavanaugh's hostility toward women's reproductive freedom. #WhatsAtStake 

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