Press Releases

May 2008

Date Title
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
4/28/08 Statement of Senator Feinstein on Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Indiana’s Voter photo-ID requirements
4/25/08 Senator Feinstein Urges Heads of Six Major Banks to Take Stronger Steps to Help Americans Avoid Foreclosure
4/24/08 Senate Democrats Ask DOJ to Enforce Laws Facilitating Voter Registration Files
4/24/08 Senate Approves Measure to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Aung San Suu Kyi, Leader of Burma’s Democratic Movement
4/23/08 Senator Feinstein: The Administration’s Effort to Preempt California’s Tailpipe Emissions Standard Is “Contrary to Congressional Intent”
4/22/08 Senator Feinstein Praises Proposed Interim Fuel Economy Target of 31.6 Miles per Gallon by 2015; Calls Announcement an “Historic Shift”
4/22/08 Statement by Senator Feinstein in Recognition of Earth Day
4/17/08 Senators Feinstein, Collins and a Bipartisan Group of 8 Senators Introduce Third Annual “Endangered Species Day” Resolution
4/16/08 Feinstein, Chambliss, Nunes, Costa Introduce Legislation Protecting Benefits of Americans Who Leave the Armed Forces As “Sole Survivors” After Losing All Their Siblings to War
4/16/08 Senator Feinstein Expresses Disappointment that President Bush’s Program on Global Warming ‘Falls Short’ of What is Needed to Prevent Combat Catastrophic Climate Change
4/15/08 Senator Feinstein Chairs Hearing on FY 2009 Budget Request for Department of the Interior
4/10/08 Senate Approves Feinstein-Boxer Measure to Increase the Supply of Non-Drinking Water for California’s Bay Area
4/10/08 Senate Approves Measure to Preserve Historic Piedras Blancas Light Station
4/10/08 Senate Approves Feinstein Measure to Study “Rim of the Valley” Addition to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
4/10/08 Senator Feinstein Raises Concerns Over Forest Service Firefighter Staffing in Southern California, Asks Officials for Detailed Plans to Beef Up Recruiting and Retention Ahead of Fire Season
4/10/08 Senator Feinstein Introduces Legislation to Prevent Oil Spills Like the Cosco Busan Incident
4/9/08 Senate Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Resolution Sponsored by Feinstein, Smith and 20 Senators Condemning Violence in Tibet; Calling for Talks between China and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
4/7/08 Senators Feinstein and Smith Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce a Resolution to Condemn Violence in Tibet; Call for Talks between China and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
4/4/08 Senator Feinstein Urges Secretary Rice to Continue to Urge Restraint by Chinese Government in Tibet; Encourage Direct Talks between China and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama