Thursday, March 29, 2018
Joe Biden Endorses Dianne Feinstein for Senate
Los Angeles – Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Senator Dianne Feinstein’s re-election, joining Senators Kamala Harris and Barbara Boxer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and 22 members of Congress, and state and local leaders throughout California in endorsing Senator Feinstein’s campaign.
Biden and Feinstein served together in the Senate, including on the Judiciary Committee — where they worked together on such important issues as the Assault Weapons Ban as part of Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
“I had the pleasure of serving alongside Dianne Feinstein in the Senate, and right away came to admire her hard work, preparation and effective advocacy for California and the progressive values we share,” Vice President Biden said. “She’s tenacious. She’s accomplished. And she’s exactly who we need in the Senate to stand up to this Administration and its Republican allies in Congress. Dianne is a dear friend, and I’m proud to endorse her re-election.”
“I’m so honored that Joe has endorsed my re-election – his support is a big deal,” Senator Feinstein said. “Serving with Joe has been one of the highlights of my career, and together we passed significant legislation, like the Assault Weapons Ban and the Violence Against Women Act. Joe is a wonderful leader and a national treasure, and I’m proud to have his support for my re-election campaign.”
As California's senior senator, Dianne Feinstein has focused on solving problems facing California and our nation. Her accomplishments include legislation increasing vehicle fuel economy standards; preserving the Mojave Desert, Lake Tahoe and our forests; consumer protection, food safety and cyber security; drought relief; securing funding for critical projects; and commonsense gun reform.
After serving as the first woman mayor of San Francisco, Feinstein won her election to become California’s first woman senator in 1992. Today, Senator Feinstein is the first woman to serve as ranking member of the Judiciary Committee and is a senior member of the Appropriations, Intelligence and Rules and Administration committees. And she continues to work on critical issues and fight for California’s values.