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Friday, September 11, 2009

Lincoln lifts an Arkie

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 5:05 PM

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, new chair of the Agri committee, has begun wielding the gavel. She's named a Blytheville native, Robert Holifield, to be the commitee's staff director.


Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) today announced the selection of Robert Holifield as Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Holifield, a native of Blytheville, Ark., most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  He was previously CFTC’s Acting Director of External Affairs and Chief of Staff for Commissioner Bart Chilton.
Holifield served in Lincoln’s Senate office from 2000-2007, most recently as Senior Policy Advisor for agriculture and international trade.  He is a graduate of Arkansas State University.
“Robert’s background and expertise will serve the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry well in his role as Staff Director,” Chairman Lincoln said.  “He has been a valued advisor, and I know he will work diligently with committee members and staff to help us build upon the Committee’s strong record and produce a forward-looking agenda.”
“I am honored to be returning to Chairman Lincoln’s staff and look forward to assisting her as she seeks policy solutions for the benefit of all Americans,” Holifield said.


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