Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Senator Dianne Feinstein plans to force a Senate vote on her assault weapons ban proposal despite its removal from a broader gun control package being pushed by fellow democrats.
A Senate committee approved an assault weapons ban Thursday on a party-line vote that signaled how difficult it will be for the proposal to survive in the full Senate.
Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new assault weapons ban at an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, where a father of a victim from the Sandy Hook tragedy testified.
Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are joining forces with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other key senators, proposing a retooled federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting.
California’s senior U.S. Senator is one of many local lawmakers who denounced the National Rifle Association’s call for armed police officers in every school on Friday.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s daughter is retiring after 12 years as a California judge.
The three members of the Senate Intelligence committee – Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain – told the president and CEO of Sony that he has an obligation to say that torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was fiction and not based on fact.
The controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be closed and the 166 detainees being held there could be absorbed safely by U.S. prisons, a report commissioned by Sen. Dianne Feinstein says.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s re-election gives him a mandate to work with Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” that would cause massive job losses in California.