You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

— Dianne Feinstein

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If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them... 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,' I would have done it.


Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation.


We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds. And yet it's legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.


'No Child Left Behind' requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.


Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.


I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.


The National Guard fulfills the militia mentioned in the Second amendment.

Citizens no longer need to protect the states or themselves.


Our climate is changing. The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things.


Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.


And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel.

I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me.


If I could have banned them all...I would have!


Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.


About Dianne Feinstein

Quotes 62 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday June 22, 1933

I think the greatest threat to the privacy of Americans is the drone, and the use of the drone and the very few regulations that are on it today.


Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.


Global warming is real. It is happening today. It is being charted by our satellites. It is being charted by our scientists. It is being charted by those of us in this body, and I think the real key is if we are ready to admit that fact and take the action to make the necessary conversion.


Ports are the gaping hole in America's homeland security.


Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit.


A woman does not have to make decisions based on the need to survive.

She can cut through issues, call shots as she sees them....Many bad decisions are made by men in government because it is good for them personally to make bad public decisions.


There is no more direct or honest person than Jim Clapper.


While the distance between the United States and Iraq is great, Saddam Hussein's ability to use his chemical and biological weapons against us is not constrained by geography - it can be accomplished in a number of different ways - which is what makes this threat so real and persuasive.


I've passed on a number of bills. I've studied the Constitution myself. I am reasonably well educated...


Survival is nothing more than recovery.


Our supportfor assault weapons ban is very broad.

..I think we've got all the police, we have all the mayors virtually - the conference of mayors, mayors against guns. We have medical experts, we have virtually dozens of religious organizations of every creed supporting us. We have just lists and lists.


Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.


Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world.


Instead of starting a new nuclear arms race, now is the time to reclaim our Nation's position of leadership on nuclear nonproliferation efforts.


It is my hope that the number of stem cell lines available for federally-funded research will be expanded so that the government can continue to participate in this vital research and provide hope to the millions of Americans with diseases that might be cured.


Domestic violence does not only happen to adults.

Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and sexually abused by a dating partner.


What we're going to see is the emergence of the lone wolf rather than the planning of large numbers of people to carry out large attacks...Explosives are getting more sophisticated.


The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.


We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.


Gentlemen, as sure as I'm sitting here now, the result of continuation of a non-system, the ostrich-like head-in-the-sand attitude, the constant rejection of any efforts to solve this problem, will produce an Armageddon in the American population in those states where there is a big problem.


It is abundantly clear that a total review of all intelligence programs is necessary so that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are fully informed as to what is actually being carried out by the intelligence community.


It is my belief that tax credits only go to people who are making money, and they generally keep it.


We need steel spines, not weak knees when it comes to political independence in the Department of Justice.


I think that some restriction on speech is appropriate.


With the right person in place, a very distressing chapter in the Justice Department's history can be closed and the process of restoring its credibility as a strong and independent department can begin.


I am not a high-tech techie, but I have been told that is not possible.


Well, that day is gone, and it will not occur again.


It's a myth that the border can't be enforced. It can be enforced.


There is a worry about a bomb being implanted in a human being and placed on an airplane. So, I think there is a lot to worry about.


It appears to be a case of revenge run amok.


An inflated balloon -- impressive to look at but hollow at the core and easily punctured.


I have very deep concern about the legacy of the Rehnquist court and its efforts to restrict congressional authority to enact legislation by adopting a very narrow view of several provisions of the Constitution, including the commerce clause and the 14th Amendment. This trend, I believe, if continued, would restrict and could even prevent the Congress from addressing major environmental and social issues of the future.


Assault weapons pose a grave threat to all Americans, but most especially to law enforcement officers on our city streets.


It (marijuana) will still be legal under federal law.


I'm concerned about the role the court will play in protecting individual rights in this and the next century.


The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

' It is the right thing to do. Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation.


Women have begun to see that if I go through that doorway, I take everybody through it.