Padilla Passes Senate Resolution Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) led his Senate colleagues in unanimously passing a resolution to honor the life and legacy of the late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. The resolution announces that the Senate will adjourn to allow members to travel to her funeral services and as a mark of respect to her memory.

The resolution recognizes Feinstein as the longest-serving Senator to represent California; as the longest-serving female Senator in the history of the United States; as a trailblazing lawmaker and dedicated public servant; and as a beloved sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Feinstein will be remembered for inspiring generations of women to break barriers and seek positions of leadership, and for her ability to find common ground in order to get things done for the people that she represented, serving with grace, strength, and integrity.

“Dianne Feinstein was a pillar of leadership in the face of tragedy, a bridge of consensus between partisan divides, and a model of grace, tenacity, and generosity for all Americans,” said Senator Padilla. “It is with a heavy heart that I join my Senate colleagues today in honoring her life and legacy of service, leadership, and a deep love for our country and our democracy. May we cherish her beloved memory today, tomorrow, and for the rest of our days. May she rest in peace, and may her legacy continue to inspire us all.”

Padilla paid tribute to Feinstein’s leadership, grace, and unparalleled dedication and contributions to California and the United States during a speech on the Senate floor last week.

Full text of the resolution is available here.


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