September 29, 2023

Van Hollen Statement on Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

“Senator Feinstein was a pioneer. From her time in local politics in San Francisco to her service on behalf of Californians in the United States Senate, she was at the vanguard of a range of critical issues from strengthening women’s rights and equality, to enacting common-sense gun safety reforms, to advancing human rights here and abroad. On these issues and many more she fought fiercely to build a more perfect union, and she worked tirelessly – with members on both sides of the aisle – to accomplish what she set out to. I feel fortunate to have witnessed that drive firsthand, having served together on the Appropriations Committee, and I know that her tenacity and her bipartisan determination will be deeply missed within the halls of the Senate. But her mark on this institution and on the laws of our nation will never be erased.

“My thoughts are with the family of Senator Feinstein during this incredibly difficult time. We’ll be praying for you and for all of her loved ones as we take time to remember and honor Senator Feinstein and her legacy of public service.”