Sen Dianne Feinstein

Sen Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator from California. On Facebook at:

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I’m calling on the Department of Justice to explain why they overruled the U.S. Attorney’s office that investigated the case and believed Walmart should be held accountable.

Right now, recipients of SSI and VA benefits won’t automatically get their direct payment from the CARES Act--they'll need to file a tax return first. We’re calling on the administration to change that. Automatic payments would get these vital funds to many Americans quicker.

The coronavirus is already putting an incredible strain on our emergency personnel. We shouldn’t burden them more by auctioning off the T-band communications spectrum they use for emergencies. We’re calling for any future coronavirus response legislation to save the T-band.

Peace Corps volunteers’ service has been cut short by the coronavirus. Our bill will ensure these volunteers can access unemployment benefits, health insurance and find new opportunities in support of coronavirus relief efforts. We owe it to these volunteers to help them.

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Most Americans need to file a tax return to receive a direct payment from the CARES Act. Even if you don’t expect to receive a rebate or owe any taxes, you should file a return if you haven't already for 2019 or 2018 to receive recovery funds. Learn more:

The CARES Act has $3.7 billion to help California’s transit system get through the coronavirus pandemic. Transit systems are suffering massive revenue losses as people stay home. But they must continue running to help essential workers get to their jobs.

We need more data from CDC on the availability of coronavirus testing. As the virus continues to spread, it’s important to recognize if particular groups are at greater risk and why. Read our letter to the @CDCDirector  here:

President Trump’s removal of acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine is part of a troubling pattern of attacks on independent oversight.


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.

UPDATE: 43 senators now support our bill to bar children from being taken from their parents at the border. We still need a Republican senator to join. If you’re represented by a Republican senator, please ask them to cosponsor S.3036. #FamiliesBelongTogether 

The LA Times misunderstood what I said today. Before the trial I said I'd keep an open mind. Now that both sides made their cases, it’s clear the president’s actions were wrong. He withheld vital foreign assistance for personal political gain. That can’t be allowed to stand.