LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass today issued the following statement following the announced retirement of Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“Senator Dianne Feinstein is a mentor, trailblazer and legislative icon for so many public servants. When I served as Speaker of the California State Assembly, Senator Feinstein requested that we confront California's water crisis, and we did – implementing the first overhaul in our state’s water policy in decades and taking action that led to a state water bond to help combat the effects of climate change. In Congress, I fought alongside Senator Feinstein to always protect women’s rights. The indelible impact Senator Feinstein has had on our state and our entire country is a legacy that will last forever. Thank you, Senator, for your leadership, for your guidance and for your grace.”