News from Dianne Feinstein 5/9/2017

An Update From Senator Dianne Feinstein

May 9, 2017



Feinstein Releases Statement on Trump’s First 100 Days (April 28, 2017)

“President Trump in his first 100 days has had more false starts, failed policies and bad ideas than most presidents have in an entire term.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.



Feinstein Introduces Bill to Shield Farmworkers from Deportation (May 3, 2017)

“Despite their significant contributions to California’s economy and communities, farmworkers are now a priority for deportation under this administration’s shameful policies. We simply must protect the families who help put food on our tables.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.


Feinstein, Colleagues Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill (May 2, 2017)

The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. The bill would explicitly ban discrimination in a host of areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, access to credit, and federal funding. To read the press release, CLICK HERE.



Republican Health Care Plan Would Devastate Families (May 4, 2017)

“I am 100 percent opposed to the House-passed health care bill. The bill passed today is even worse than the version in March that failed to get enough Republican votes to pass. But we don’t know exactly how bad the bill is or what it would cost because House Republicans jammed it through without an independent analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. This is outrageous and the height of hypocrisy.  To read the press release, CLICK HERE.


New Bill Would Safeguard Women’s Preventive Health Care Services (May 4, 2017)

“The Republican plan would hold our state hostage by denying tax credits to Californians unless the state changes its law—even though the Affordable Care Act adheres to federal law. This is a punitive policy that would cause significant harm to women in my state and we are doing all we can to defeat it.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.


Latest House Health Care Scheme Would Devastate Care for Millions (April 26, 2017)

“This version is still a tax cut for the richest Americans and would cause 24 million Americans to lose their insurance. Even worse, House Republicans now want to allow insurance companies to offer plans that don’t cover essential health care services, like mental health and maternity care, and charge those with pre-existing conditions much more.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.



Nomination of Alexander Acosta, Labor Secretary (April 26, 2017)
Voted NO

“I simply don’t believe Alexander Acosta’s record indicates that he would serve the workers of this country.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

Feinstein Votes Against Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood (March 30, 2017)
Voted NO

“The effect of this callous effort by congressional Republicans will be that fewer women get the health care they need. That’s shameful.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.



Feinstein Opposes Cutting Access to State Retirement Programs (May 3, 2017)

“This rule was a commonsense guideline to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement. When an individual has access to a workplace retirement savings program they are 15 times more likely to save for retirement. Repealing this retirement rule means California won’t be able to provide retirement savings access for 7.5 million workers.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.


Feinstein Opposes Offshore Drilling Executive Order (April 28, 2017)

“Rather than developing a long-term energy plan that moves us away from dirty fossil fuels, the president has elected to sign another reckless and unnecessary executive order.”To read the press release, CLICK HERE.



Senator Feinstein hosted two town halls in April —one in San Francisco and another in Los Angeles—where she took dozens of questions from constituents. Those unable to ask their questions were encouraged to email questions to the senator, who has been answering them online. Here are some of her answers:




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