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• EDUCATION. Hogan Lovells has been hired by the University of Tulsa to lobby on its behalf. The firm’s lobbying issues are “to be determined,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Jeffrey Munk, former legislative counsel to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), is lobbying for the university. 


• ENERGY. HDMK has been hired by Entergy to lobby on “federal legislation and regulation affecting the electric utility sector,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Michael Hacker, former floor director and senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), is lobbying for the company. 


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Prime Policy Group has been hired by Archer Daniels Midland Co. to lobby on “bio-fuels, ethanol — trade with Japan,” according to lobbying disclosure records. R. Scott Pastrick, a former special assistant in the Treasury Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs during the Carter administration, is lobbying for the company. 


ML Strategies has been hired by Terrabon Operating Co. Inc. to lobby on “issues related to biofuels and renewable energy; issues related to federal incentives for biorefineries; [and] issues related to Title III of the Defense Production Act,” according to lobbying disclosure records. David Leiter, former chief of staff to Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? GOP Senate report says Obama officials gave Iran access to US financial system Democrats conflicted over how hard to hit Trump on Iran MORE (D-Mass.), and Maureen Walsh, once a staff assistant to Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranLawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Dems face close polls in must-win Virginia Billionaire Trump donor hires lobbyists to help vets MORE (D-Va.), are lobbying for the company.


• FOREIGN POLICY. Solomon P. Ortiz Holdings has been hired by Bob Lawrence and Associates to lobby on “U.S.-Azerbaijani relations, including trade, tourism and defense-related issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) is lobbying for the government-relations consulting firm. 


• HEALTHCARE. Thorn Run Partners has been hired by Patient Services Inc. to lobby on “issues related to Medicare Part D,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Alex DelPizzo, a former legislative director for ex-Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.), and Andrew Rosenberg, a former legislative aide to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, are lobbying for the foundation. 


• HOMELAND SECURITY. The Breaux Lott Leadership Group has been hired by Jefferson Parish in Louisiana to lobby on “issues related to Federal Emergency Management Agency loans,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) is lobbying for the parish.