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Senator Dianne Feinstein

Appropriations; Intelligence; Judiciary; Rules and Administration

Leadership: Senator Dianne Feinstein has supported a wide variety of environmental laws during her terms representing California. She enacted the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act and the California Desert Protection Act to protect quintessential California ecosystems. Senator Feinstein has also advocated for a new CALFED framework to improve California’s water supply and pushed for restoration and conservation of the San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds and surrounding ecosystems. She is an accomplished lawmaker with a record of environmental success and support behind her, bringing over $17 million to the San Francisco Bay Area for restoration and water quality improvements.

California is home to some of the most striking vistas and significant environmental resources in the world—from the incomparable beauty of Lake Tahoe to the rugged landscapes of the Mojave Desert. During her time in the Senate, Senator Feinstein has worked to preserve those and other natural resources in California and across the country for the enjoyment of future generations.

Senator Feinstein sponsored:

  • S. 414 (California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015)
  • S. 596 (San Francisco Bay Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 630 (Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Establishment Act of 2015)
  • S. 197 (Natomass Basin Flood Protection Improvements Act of 2013)
  • S. 598 (Deepwater Drilling Royalty Relief Prohibition Act of 2013)
  • S. 781 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • S. 1175 (Infrastructure Facilitation and Habitat Conservation Act of 2013)
  • S. 1451 (Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2013)
  • S. 2016 (California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014)
  • S. 2465 (Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of, 2013)
  • S. 138 (California Desert Protection Act of 2011)
  • S. 1810 (Natomas Basin Flood Protection Improvements Act of 2011)
  • S. 789 (Tule River Tribe Water Development Act of 2009)
  • S. 1138 (Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Expansion Act of 2009)
  • S. 1535 (Protect America’s Wildlife Act of 2009)

Senator Feinstein cosponsored:

  • S. 133 (Klamath Basin Water Recovery and Economic Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 176 (W21: A bill to advance integrated water management and development through innovation, resiliency, conservation, and efficiency in the 21st century, and for other purposes)
  • S. 393 (Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Act)
  • S. 520 (A bill to amend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act to reauthorize the Act)
  • S. 651 (John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act)
  • S. 785 (FRAC Act: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes)
  • S. 890 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2015)
  • S. 1110 (National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act)
  • S. 1143 (West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act)
  • S. 1554 (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2015)
  • S. 1724 (Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015)
  • S. 1971 (California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2015)
  • S. 2089 (American Energy Innovation Act of 2015)
  • S. 2412 (Tule Lake National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2015)
  • S. 45 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2013)
  • S. 1162 (A bill to authorize the Administrator of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities to be undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequnt tsunami, and for other purposes, 2013)
  • S. 2146 (Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012)
  • S. 161 (Pinnacles National Park Act of 2011)
  • S. 173 (Sacramento River National Recreation Area Act of 2011)
  • S. 179 (Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act of 2011)
  • S. 214 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Unlimited Liability Act of 2011)
  • S. 215 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Trust Fund Act of 2011)
  • S. 350 (Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2011)
  • S. 940 (Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act of 2011)
  • S. 1401 (Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 1119 (Trash Free Seas Act of 2011)
  • S. 1451 (Billfish Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 2204 (Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2012)
  • S. 850 (Shark Conservation Act of 2009)
  • S. 878 (Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2009)
  • S. 1748 (Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act of 2009)
  • S. 1820 (Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2009)
  • S. 3466 (Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2010)