Bottom line

•ALCOHOL. Coors Brewing Co. hired John DeVierno to lobby on tax and regulatory issues as they relate to beer production and distribution, lobbying records show.

The Smith-Free Group, meanwhile, has signed the National Beer Wholesalers Association. The lobbying firm is tracking general legislative issues for the group. Smith-Free has also been hired by HSBC, the American Dental Association and Vonage in recent weeks.

ADVERTISEMENT
•ENERGY. Platinum Advisors is lobbying for Foundation Coal on energy issues, according to lobbying records.
Sierra Pacific Resources hired Dutko Worldwide and lobbyists Howard Berman and Andy Wright to lobby on a series of environmental issues, Senate lobbying records show.

Securing America’s Future Energy hired David Conovan to lobby on energy security issues. Conovan was formerly the principal deputy assistant secretary for international affairs at the Energy Department.

The University of Iowa, meanwhile, hired Hogan & Hartson to lobby on “federal legislative and regulatory matters regarding renewable energy and related issues,” according to Senate lobbying records.

•FOREIGN POLICY. ML Strategies is lobbying for the Israel Policy Forum on matters pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The lobbying team includes Kenneth Connolly, a former staff director to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

•GUNS. Bushmaster Firearms International hired Patton Boggs to lobby for Defense Department “procurement of small arms,” lobbying records show.

•MANUFACTURING. The Boeing Company hired Kilpatrick Stockton to lobby for support of the Future Combat System and missile defense issues, according to lobbying records. The lobbying team includes John Howell and Archibald Galloway, a former staff aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).

•NONPROFITS. Better World Campaign hired Glover Park Group to lobby on “matters pertaining to U.N. funding, global health and development,” Senate lobbying records show. The lobbying team includes Susan Brophy, Brett O’Brien and Beth Tritter, a former legislative director to Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).

•PENSIONS. Hogan & Hartson is lobbying for the Association of Retired Police Officers on “retired police longevity legislation,” lobbying records show.