was quoted in a Wall Street Journal
article about Senator Kirstin Gillibrand and her push for state interest in agriculture policy.
“[Gillibrand] would often call aides herself when she had an issue she wanted to address instead of delegating the task to someone in her office,” Holifield said.
“That elevates things dramatically. When you’re working legislation through the Senate, it is one thing for a legislative assistant or a chief of staff to call,” he said. “When senators themselves start to put their shoulder into things, it makes a very big difference.”