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• DEFENSE. Denny Miller Associates has been hired by Tri-West Healthcare Alliance to lobby on “issues related to TriCare,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Denny Miller, a former aide to the late Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson (D-Wash.), and Wally Burnett, a former Republican staff director of the Senate Appropriations Transportation subcommittee, are lobbying for the alliance.

• FINANCIAL SERVICES. APCO Worldwide Inc. has been hired by Angel Capital Association, a private investor trade association based in Overland Park, Kan., to lobby on “promotion of angel investment tax credits and exemptions. Advocate for public policy that promotes angel capital investment. S. 2050, Small Business Tax Extenders Act of 2012, S. 256, American Opportunity Act of 2012, H.R. 5893, Startup Act 2.0, S. 3217, Startup Act 2.0, all provisions relating to angel tax incentives,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Sen. Don Riegle (Mich.) and Chris McCannell, a former aide to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), are lobbying for the business group.

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• HEALTHCARE. The O Team has been hired by Autism Speaks Inc., an autism science and advocacy organization, to lobby on “Appropriations. Issues related to Autism,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Bob Okun, a former assistant to ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), is lobbying for the group.

• TAX. The Washington Tax Group has been hired by the Financial Services Council Ltd. to lobby on “issues relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Gregory Nickerson, former tax counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, and Jan Fowler, former legislative assistant for former Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), are lobbying for the council.

Elmendorf Ryan has been hired by Intuit Inc., a tax preparation software company, to lobby on “issues related to Internal Revenue Service ‘Free File’ program,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Steven Elmendorf, a former senior aide to ex-House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt (Mo.); and Jimmy Ryan, once chief counsel and floor policy director for Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), are lobbying for the company.