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•ENERGY. Koch Companies Public Sector has hired Clark Lytle & Geduldig to lobby on “issues related to energy, trade and investment instruments,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Sam Geduldig, a former senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and former Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), who is affiliated with the firm, are lobbying for the company.

•FINANCIAL SERVICES. First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has hired Nixon Peabody to provide “public policy strategy in connection with, but not limited to, strategic advice, issue advocacy, regulatory advocacy and legislative monitoring at the state and federal level,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) and his ex-chief of staff, Sally Vastola, are lobbying for the company.

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•HOUSING. HELP Funding Inc., a low-income permanent housing company, has hired Downey McGrath Group Inc. to lobby for “congressional support for HELP USA’s homeless veterans housing and service programs,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Reps. Tom Downey (D-N.Y.) and Ray McGrath (R-N.Y.) are lobbying for the company.

•TECHNOLOGY. Park Strategies has been hired by CA Technologies Inc., an Islandia, N.Y.-based computer software company, to lobby on “repatriation of foreign corporate earnings; standards relating to information technology platforms,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) and former Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) are lobbying for the company.

•TRANSPORTATION. Patton Boggs has been hired by Citelum U.S. Inc., a New Orleans-based public lighting and traffic signal company, to lobby on “issues related to SAFETEA-LU reauthorization, transportation funding, energy efficiency, homeland security technologies, and municipal financing,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Stephen McHale, former acting general counsel for the Treasury Department, is lobbying for the company.