A plane from the President’s military fleet carried his body Sen. Dianne FeinsteinArrived in San Francisco Saturday evening with Representative Nancy Pelosi.
Feinstein, who shared a long friendship with Pelosi, a fellow California Democrat, died Thursday night after months of ill health.
“Personally, it has been a great honor to work with Dion for decades — from the hilly streets of San Francisco to the hallowed halls of Congress,” Pelosi, a former House speaker, said. said in a statement following Feinstein’s death. “We are not just colleagues, but neighbors and friends.”
A former mayor of San Francisco, Feinstein has been a leading figure in California politics for decades and became the national face of the Democratic Party following her first election to the US Senate in 1992. He broke through a series of glass ceilings in his political career, influencing some of the most important works on Capitol Hill in recent history.
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Her daughter Katherine Feinstein, left, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, second from right, and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., mourners at San Francisco International Airport to receive the body of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. -Calif., Saturday, September 30, 2023, in San Francisco.
Pelosi’s daughter, Nancy Corinne Broda, supported Feinstein Recovered from shingles May, and Feinstein’s daughter, Katherine, joined Pelosi on Friday in the Senate gallery as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer paid tribute.
“Dion’s extraordinary life will inspire countless young women and girls across generations to continue in public service,” Pelosi said in her statement.
Both Feinstein and Pelosi have history-making legacies.
The longest-serving female U.S. senator in history, Feinstein has had a career marked by many historic milestones, including being the first female mayor of San Francisco and the first woman from California to be sent to the U.S. Senate. Pelosi made history by becoming the first and so far only woman to serve as Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
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