September 29, 2023

Statement from Chairman Aguilar on the Passing of California Senator Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar issued the following statement on the passing of California Senator Dianne Feinstein: 

“Today California lost a champion and the United States Congress lost one of its most prolific leaders.

“Senator Dianne Feinstein devoted her life to public service and to the betterment of all Californians. She was thrown into the fire when she became Mayor of San Francisco and led with grace and a steely nerve ever since, making a lasting and meaningful difference in our golden state. Her work to defend abortion and LGBTQ rights and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence was a testament to California’s values. I will always remember her deep understanding of the nuances of policy and local funding in the Inland Empire, and our region owes so much to her stewardship. 

“As the first woman Senator from California, her legacy has raised the bar for future leaders in our state. The entire House Democratic Caucus, especially our California delegation, extends our condolences to the Feinstein family. May we all work to carry her legacy forward.”