Lobbying World

• Public affairs firm Levick has hired away Rep. Michael McCaul’s (R-Texas) chief of staff, Hans Klingler. He also served as the chief of staff to former Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), who is an executive vice president at the firm, and as deputy chief of staff to the House Republican Conference.

Venn has made three hires in an effort to enhance the firm’s reach within tax, financial services and retirement policy efforts. Michael Lanza joins as a senior associate and previously worked as a legislative counsel to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersPolitical decency may triumph despite Trump's DACA decision Ryan calls for 'permanent legislative solution' on DACA Harvey response puts squeeze on GOP MORE (R-Wash.). Angela Hoague has joined as a special assistant. Prior to that, she served as an executive assistant to former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Andrew Bariahtaris, who will be an associate, comes from Blank Rome Government Relations, but also worked for Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Democrat: Trump only loyal to the 'pro-Trump' party Sunday shows preview: Trump officials gear up for UN assembly MORE (D-Calif.).

Rose Baumann has been named a principal at lobby firm Kountoupes Denham. She comes from the office of Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 Consumers the big winners of Amazon-Whole Foods merger MORE (D-Minn.), having served as a chief of staff and legislative director. Klobuchar was the ranking member of the Joint Economic Committee in the last Congress.

 • Three Washington veterans have formed a new public affairs firm called Rokk Solutions. The brainchild of Republican operatives Ron Bonjean and Brian Walsh and Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau, the firm will help clients with crisis management and communications strategies. Together, the trio has decades of experience — Bonjean once served as chief of staff to the Senate Republican Conference under former Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and as a top communications aide to former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. Mollineau is the former top aide to Senate Democratic Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Memo: Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner The Memo: Ending DACA a risky move for Trump Manchin pressed from both sides in reelection fight MORE (Nev.) and worked as the first president of Democratic super-PAC American Bridge. Walsh worked for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynNew GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Week ahead: Senators near deal to stabilize ObamaCare markets GOP eying 'blue slip' break to help Trump fill the courts MORE (R-Texas).

James Fitzella has left the Downey McGrath Group for the House Rules Committee, where he will work for its chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas). He begins this week. 

• Rep. Richard Hanna’s (R-N.Y.) deputy chief of staff and legislative director has become the director of congressional affairs at United Airlines. Adam Hepburn also worked as a policy adviser to the House Republican Conference.

— This story was corrected on May 29 to reflect that Sen. Amy Klobuchar is no longer ranking Democrat on the Joint Economic Committee.