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December 07, 2013


Gillibrand Makes Waves in the Senate

The New York Times profiles Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), noting how she challenged Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of the most powerful men in the Senate, to support her bill to address sexual assault in the military.

"She defies her party in smaller ways: After a bipartisan farm bill was cobbled together with great effort by her colleague Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Ms. Gillibrand tried to block cuts to food stamps that other Democrats said were needed to retain Republican support and brought in high-profile foodies from New York, including the celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, to fight it."

"Her other tactics include cornering colleagues on the Senate floor and refusing to stop talking, and popping out a news release picking apart a senator's competing legislation as it is being announced."












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