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• DEFENSE. Boeing has hired Washington2 Advocates to lobby on “general aerospace issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Jeff Bjornstad, former chief of staff to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Tony Williams, once chief of staff to ex-Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Wash.), are lobbying for the company. 


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• ENERGY. The Podesta Group has been hired by Progress Energy Service Co. to lobby “Environmental Protection Agency regulations,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Paul Brathwaite, former executive director for the Congressional Black Caucus, and Jaime Harrison, a former aide to Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), are lobbying for the company. 


Ridge Policy Group has been hired by Shipley Energy to lobby on “issues related to energy production and distribution” and “issues regarding credit card interchange fees,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Mark Holman, a former aide to ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, is lobbying for the company. 


• FINANCIAL SERVICES. The Credit Union National Association has hired former Rep. Daniel A. Mica (D-Fla.) to lobby on “credit union/financial services issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records.


• TECHNOLOGY. Epsilon Data Management has hired the Glover Park Group to lobby on “issues surrounding data security and breach notification,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Greg Rothschild, a former aide to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Susan Brophy, once chief of staff to then-Rep. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), are lobbying for the company. 


• TRADE. Monument Policy Group has been hired by JP Morgan Chase Bank to lobby on “issues related to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation,” according to lobbying disclosure records. C. Stewart Verdery Jr., a former Homeland Security Department aide, and Timothy Punke, former trade counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, are lobbying for the bank.