Dianne Feinstein dead at 90: Five-term senator and oldest member of Congress dies

Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the longest-tenured female senator, has died, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to the Washington Examiner. She was 90.

Feinstein broke many records with her lengthy and monumental political career. Feinstein is the only woman to lead the Senate Rules Committee and the Intelligence Committee. The California Democrat is also the only woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) returned to the Senate Judiciary Committee following a more than two-month absence as she was being treated for a case of shingles, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2023. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The former San Francisco mayor headed to the Senate in 1992 in a special election that made her one of California’s first female senators. She was reelected five times and received the most popular votes in Senate election history in 2012, winning 7.75 million votes.

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