Top Democrat Dianne Feinstein Officially Resigns at 89

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California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling it quits after nearly 7 decades in politics. She is the longest-serving female senator of all time and the oldest sitting senator.

After graduating from Stanford University in 1955, Feinstein became involved in the local government in San Francisco in the late 1950s. She served as mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

After losing a race for governor of California in 1990, the far leftist was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992. She announced that she will not seek re-election in Congress in 2024.

Both Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. and Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif. are looking to replace Feinstein’s position once she steps down.

“I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends,” Feinstein said in a statement.

“I campaigned in 2018 on several priorities for California and the nation: preventing and combating wildfires, mitigating the effects of record-setting drought, responding to the homelessness crisis, and ensuring all Americans have access to affordable, high-quality health care,” she added.

“Congress has enacted legislation on all of these topics over the past several years, but more needs to be done – and I will continue these efforts.”

“I’m confident we can achieve these goals because we’ve done it before,” she said. “From the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban to the 2014 CIA torture report, from preserving Lake Tahoe and the Mojave Desert to passing the first significant global warming legislation, from protecting student athletes from abuse to protecting consumers from harmful chemicals, and more recently improving our efforts to combat wildfire and drought, we have improved the lives of millions.”

“That’s what I’ve done for the last 30 years, and that’s what I plan to do for the next two years,” Feinstein concluded. “My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them.”

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Feinstein served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1970 to 1978. She later served as president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and went on to serve as the mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Feinstein said she remains “focused on passing commonsense legislation to fight the epidemic of gun violence, preserving our pristine lands and promoting economic growth – especially to position California for what I believe will be the century of the Pacific.”

She also vowed to use her “seniority on the Appropriations Committee to ensure California gets its fair share of funding” prior to the end of her term in 2025…

Throughout her more than 30-year career in the Senate, Feinstein has held many prominent roles. From 2007 to 2009, Feinstein served as chair of the Senate Rules Committee. Later, from 2009 to 2015, she served as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as chair of the Senate Narcotics Caucus. Most recently, from 2015 to 2017, Feinstein served as vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Feinstein said that even “with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will improve lives” and that each senator was “sent here to solve problems.”

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