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Schatz Statement On Passing Of Senator Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

“Senator Feinstein was a trailblazer in every sense of the word,” said Senator Schatz. “For more than 50 years, she forged many firsts, in California and in Washington. As the longest-serving female U.S. Senator, she fought to make our country safer and more fair: taking guns off our streets, enshrining marriage equality, and protecting women and children. As the first woman to chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, she challenged the nation to reflect on our missteps and live up to our values. Her storied career is an inspiration to public servants everywhere and a lesson in having the courage of your convictions. May her memory be a blessing for her family and the people of California.”