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• AGRICULTURE. A former Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman is lobbying on the farm bill. Now at Lincoln Policy Group, ex-Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Robert Holifield, once staff director for the panel, are watching the massive bill for CropLife America, a trade group for the crop protection industry.
• CIVIL RIGHTS. Another former Republican lawmaker has registered to lobby for American Unity Fund, a conservative group that supports gay rights. At Nixon Peabody, former Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) and Sally Vastola, Reynolds’s former chief of staff, lobbied on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for the group. Ex-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) at Hogan Lovells is also working for the group.

• COMMUNICATIONS. A former House Democratic leader has signed up to lobby for broadcasters. Richard Gephardt of Gephardt Group Government Affairs is lobbying for the National Association of Broadcasters on “issues related to carriage of television broadcasting signals,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Other lobbyists on the account include Tom O’Donnell, Gephardt’s former chief of staff, and Rob Epplin, once legislative director for Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsFive things to watch in round two of Trump confirmation fights Schumer puts GOP on notice over ObamaCare repeal 9 GOP senators Trump must watch out for MORE (R-Maine).
• ENERGY. Cassidy & Associates is lobbying for the Valley Electric Association in Pahrump, Nev. The K Street firm is helping the electric cooperative with “expanding market opportunities in California. Sitting and public land issues. Labor relationships.” Kai Anderson, once deputy chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidRyan says Trump, GOP 'in complete sync' on ObamaCare Congress has a mandate to repeal ObamaCare Keith Ellison picks ex-DNC Latino as press secretary MORE (D-Nev.), and Janie Wise, a former Energy Department official, are among the lobbyists on the account.
• FIREARMS. The Brady Center and Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has contracted with Becker & Poliakoff to lobby on “Anti Violence Public Health and Safety Initiatives.” Amanda Wood, a former legislative director for ex-Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), is representing the gun control group.
• POSTAL. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has taken an interest in postal reform. The health insurance giant has hired Peck Madigan Jones to lobby on the Postal Reform Act of 2013. Jonathon Jones, Sen. Tom CarperTom CarperDems prepare to face off with Trump's pick to lead EPA Justice, FBI to be investigated over Clinton probes Overnight Energy: Former Exxon chief Tillerson takes the hot seat MORE’s (D-Del.) former chief of staff, and Sheila Murphy, once a senior aide to several Democratic senators, are working on the account.