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Dianne Feinstein, California's senior Senator, will talk to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council over dinner on September 2nd. In a fireside chat format, she will discuss issues of concern to California and the nation: drought, global warming, and national security, including the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture, which she oversaw.
Senator Feinstein, who was reelected in 2012 with the most popular votes in any US Senate election in history, has had an extensive and ground-breaking career in public service. Feinstein was the first woman President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (1969), the first woman Mayor of San Francisco (1978), and the first woman elected Senator of California (1992). She was the first woman to head the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that oversees the nation's 16 intelligence agencies, and the first woman to preside over the swearing in of a US President (Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration). She has championed fuel economy standards, California desert protection, crime victims' rights, an assault weapons ban, the national AMBER Alert Network, and a ban on rogue Internet pharmacies. She has raised more than $65 million for breast cancer research, serves as the Chair of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control and Co-Chair of the Senate Women's Caucus on Burma.
Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University with a BA in history.
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