LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SENATOR FEINSTEIN
(HARTFORD, CT) - Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz released the following statement after learning of the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“Today we mourn the loss of a true legend. As the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate, Dianne Feinstein led the way for women in politics at every step of her career. From the first women to serve as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the first female Mayor of San Francisco and then on to the first women to serve as U.S Senator of California, Dianne was no stranger to shattering any glass ceiling in her way.
In the Senate she continued to build her reputation as a trailblazer,becoming the first woman to chair the Rules Committee and the Intelligence Committee, and the first woman to serve as ranking member of the Judiciary Committee. In these roles she made her mark on history, helping to shape our nation’s foreign policy and the benches of our federal courts.
We will forever be indebted to her decades of service and tireless work in advancing the rights ofthe LGBTQ+ community, advocating for gun control, and expanding reproductive health access. Her tenacity and bravery will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all who loved her during this difficult time.”
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