Feinstein Returns to Senate, Casting First Vote in Months

Senator Dianne Feinstein returned to the Senate on Wednesday May 10th, casting her first vote in three months after recovering from complications related to a shingles diagnosis. The California Senator’s lengthy absence had sparked calls for her resignation from fellow Democrats, many of whom were concerned about the legislature’s ability to function with the current slim Democratic majority. Feinstein, age 89, holds a seat on the Senate judiciary committee, where her vote is desperately needed to swiftly confirm President Biden’s judicial appointments.

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