Press Releases

May 2008

Date Title
5/20/08 Senate Banking Committee Approves Feinstein-Martinez Legislation To Create Federal Registry and National Licensing Standards for Mortgage Brokers and Lenders
5/19/08 Statement of Senator Feinstein on New Report Asserting White House Was Directly Involved in EPA Decision to Deny California’s Waiver
5/16/08 Supplemental Appropriations Bill Includes an Additional $450 Million for Federal Firefighting and Fire-Prevention Efforts
5/16/08 Supplemental Appropriations Bill Includes an Additional $490 Million for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program
5/15/08 Supplemental Appropriations Bill Includes an Additional $400 Million for One-Year Extension of Secure Rural Schools Program
5/15/08 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Feinstein and Craig Emergency Legislation to Relieve Labor Shortage in Agriculture
5/15/08 Senator Feinstein Praises Smithsonian for Instituting Needed Improvements as Documented in New GAO Report
5/15/08 Judiciary Committee Approves Measure Co-Sponsored by Senator Feinstein to Create New Federal Judgeships
5/15/08 Congress Approves Measure to Close “Enron Loophole”
5/13/08 Senator Feinstein Votes on Two Key Energy Measures
5/12/08 Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma Calls on UN Secretary-General to Help Compel Burma’s Military Junta to Work with International Aid Organizations to Bring Assistance to Survivors of Cyclone Nargis
5/9/08 Senator Feinstein Asks VA Secretary to Move on Long-Term Homeless Housing, Master Plan for West Los Angeles VA Facility
5/8/08 Senators Feinstein and Kerry Express Concerns About Apparent Reversal in Department of Veterans’ Affairs Policy in Providing Access to Voter Registration for Veterans Files
5/8/08 Levin and Feinstein Introduce Oil Trading Transparency Act
5/8/08 Senators Feinstein and Snowe Urge CFTC to Ensure Market Protections for Trading of U.S. Energy Future Contracts on International Markets
5/7/08 Senator Feinstein Raises Serious Concerns About Latest Humane Society Video Showing Downed Animals at Stockyard Auctions
5/7/08 Senate Energy Committee Approves Historic Legislation to Implement Settlement to Restore the San Joaquin River
5/6/08 Senators Feinstein and McConnell and Representatives Crowley and Manzullo Pledge Support for People of Burma
5/2/08 Farm Bill Conference Report Includes Feinstein-Levin-Snowe Measure to Close the “Enron Loophole”
5/1/08 Senate Armed Services Committee Includes ‘Sole Survivor’ Langauge in FY 2009 Defense Authorization Bill
5/1/08 Senate Intelligence Committee Passes Feinstein-Whitehouse Measures to Ban Torture, End Secret Detentions
5/1/08 Senators Feinstein and Kerry Commend Apparent Change in Department of Veterans’ Affairs Policy in Providing Access to Voter Registration for Veterans Files

April 2008

Date Title
4/30/08 Statement of Senator Dianne Feinstein on Interior Secretary’s Proposed Rule Change Allowing Loaded Firearms in America’s National Parks and Wildlife Refuges
4/30/08 House Approves Comprehensive Public Lands Bill
4/29/08 Senator Feinstein to Introduce Measure Requiring CIA to Follow the Army Field Manual in Interrogations