Quotes by Dianne Feinstein

Assault weapons pose a grave threat to all Americans, but most especially to law enforcement officers on our city streets.
– Dianne Feinstein
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
– Dianne Feinstein
Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.
– Dianne Feinstein
Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
– Dianne Feinstein
For the life of me, I don't understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities.
– Dianne Feinstein
Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.
– Dianne Feinstein
It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured.
– Dianne Feinstein
Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.
– Dianne Feinstein
'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.
– Dianne Feinstein
Our redwood trees are treasures that need to be protected and preserved. By adding more than 25,000 acres to Redwood National Park , this legislation would help conserve the redwood forest, provide watershed protection, and protect wildlife habitats.
– Dianne Feinstein
Ports are the gaping hole in America's homeland security.
– Dianne Feinstein
Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation.
– Dianne Feinstein
The credibility of the Administration was already shattered last year when we learned that higher cost estimates of the Medicare drug plan were withheld. But this new information further demonstrates what appears to be an attempt to dupe Congress and win passage of the legislation.
– Dianne Feinstein
The key to sustained growth and rising standards of living will be the ability of developing countries to create vital export industries to compete in a free and open global marketplace. We should help these countries help themselves by opening the U.S. market to their exports.
– Dianne Feinstein
The latest test failure of the missile defense system - the second since December 15th - demonstrates once again that we are rushing to deploy a system that is unproven, too costly, and inadequate for our national security needs in the post-September 11th world.
– Dianne Feinstein
While the distance between the United States and Iraq is great, Saddam Hussein's ability to use his chemical and biological weapons against us is not constrained by geography - it can be accomplished in a number of different ways - which is what makes this threat so real and persuasive.
– Dianne Feinstein
Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.
– Dianne Feinstein
Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstriped suit.
– Dianne Feinstein
Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.
– Dianne Feinstein
The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
– Dianne Feinstein