Posts Tagged ‘Dianne Feinstein’

Federal drought bill dead in water until 2015

Friday, November 21st, 2014

  Better and wetter luck next year, California. On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., put the kibosh on passing a federal water bill dealing with California’s drought during the lame-duck session. She wrote in a statement: “Over the past several weeks I have been working clos...

Immigration: Feinstein acts like Chicago Dem, not CA Dem

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein won't put up with the CIA spying on lawmakers. Her repeated denunciations of the agency this year have been remarkable, considering her decades as a leading figure in the national security establishment. But Feinstein isn't so forthright when it comes to the polit...

Boxer-Feinsten water bill stresses conservation, not supply

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Boxer-Feinstein water bill

There are two ways to manage water. One way is to capture more water and store it for dry years. The second way is to keep dividing up existing water supplies. This second way is pushed in a newly proposed bill, the Water in the 21st Century Act, sponsored by California Sens. Dianne Feinstei...

Feinstein drought bill heads for House merger

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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In the novel “A River Runs Through It,” later made into a movie, Norman Maclean wrote, “Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. ... I am haunted by waters.” Driven by the haunting reality of lack of California farm water, the Democratic and Republican drought...

CA Senate OKs GOP drought declaration

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Cocos Fire 2014, Wikimedia

  “Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy,” runs an Albanian proverb. So far in 2014, California has been wracked by merciless firestorms and severe drought even before the driest days of summer. And members of both political parties have not had merciful words for each oth...

Feinstein attacks environmentalists on drought

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Drought NOAA

  On May 15, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., didn’t pull any punches about her recent attempt to push her drought bill through Congress.  She blasted environmentalists for having “never been helpful to me in producing good water policy. You can’t have a water infrastructure for 16...

Why is GOP rebuffing Sen. Feinstein’s drought bill?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is renewing her call to Republican senators to vote for her revised compromise drought bill, S. 2016, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014.  Feinstein claims her bill is five votes short of the 60 needed for  passage. If passed, the Sena...

Feinstein wants to keep pot illegal, alcohol legal

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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It used to be liberals strongly favored personal liberty. Some still do. Many don't. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined Gov. Jerry Brown in opposing legalizing marijuana in California, a state that's the country's biggest pot farm. AP wrote: The state's senior senator told The Associated Press in ...

Sen. Feinstein upset over CIA searching congressional computers

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., generally has a liberal record. Yet the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee long has defended the vast snooping of the NSA and the other intelligence agencies. Perhaps she is having second thoughts after she attacked the CIA for searching the computers of Co...

Sen. Feinstein moves toward compromise on drought legislation

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
California Water Balance Summary chart

  Crises commonly produce compromise. That seems to be happening in the U.S. Congress with solutions to California's drought. In particular, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be moving away from her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009, which was a response to a 2006 court decision and gave...