A 20-year incumbent in the U.S. Congress, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has the experience and the platforms to serve California well for an additional seven years.
Feinstein has earned this board’s endorsement to represent the state in the U.S. Senate because of her support for education programs and tax relief for middle-class families.
In May, Feinstein voted in favor of a bill that would prevent student loan interest rates from doubling. Though the measure eventually failed in the Senate, it is important to note her continued commitment to California’s college students. More recently, Feinstein urged the U.S. Department of Defense to support a $75 million grant for several universities, including UCLA, to develop regenerative therapies and advanced care for wounded soldiers.
Feinstein’s opponent, Elizabeth Emken, has not made her stance on education clear, which does college students a disservice. Emken has also said she would like to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which allows individuals younger than 26 years old to be covered under their parents’ health insurance plan.
If elected, we hope Feinstein will continue to advocate on the national stage for measures to help students and their families in this troubled economy.