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• EDUCATION. American Career 

College has hired BGR Government Affairs to provide “counsel and guidance on federal legislation or regulations that may impact proprietary post-secondary education,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Loren Monroe, former legislative aide to then-Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), and Charles 

Jefferson, former chief of staff to Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), are lobbying for the company. 

• ENERGY. Virent Energy Systems Inc., a Madison, Wis.-based biofuels company, has hired McBee Strategic Consulting to lobby on issues related to biofuels legislation, regulations, policy and procurement. Steve McBee, a former legislative aide to Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), and Jeff Markey, a former deputy chief of staff to Rep. Doc HastingsRichard (Doc) Norman HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R-Wash.), are lobbying for the company.

 • FINANCIAL SERVICES. Clark Lytle & Geduldig has been hired by the Federal Home Loan Bank of 

Dallas to “provide guidance and counsel with regard to GSE, mortgage lending, housing and financial services legislation and regulatory issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Sam Geduldig, a former senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate reaches deal on new sexual harassment policy Senators near deal on sexual harassment policy change GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary MORE (R-Mo.), and former Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), who is affiliated with the firm, are lobbying for the company.

• HEALTHCARE. Blue Shield of 

California has hired the Podesta Group to lobby on “legislation and regulations affecting health plans,” according to lobbying disclosure records. David Marin, former staff director for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under former Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.), and Stephen Northrup, former health policy adviser to Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Congress must take steps to help foster children find loving families Singer Jason Mraz: Too much political 'combat' in Washington MORE (R-Wyo.), are lobbying for the company.

 PhRMA Inc. has hired the Duberstein Group to lobby on funding for the Food and Drug Administration, generic drugs, patents and healthcare reform implementation, among other issues. Kenneth Duberstein, a former chief of staff in the Reagan White House, and Brian Griffin, a former senior leadership adviser to ex-Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), are lobbying for the trade group.

 • TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Motorola Mobility Inc. has hired Elmendorf Ryan to lobby on “issues related to privacy, broadband deployment, copyright protection, spectrum policy, cyber-security and Net Neutrality,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Steven Elmendorf, a former aide to House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt (Mo.), and Kristina Kennedy, former legislative director to ex-Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.), are lobbying for the company.