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 RodgersThree scenarios for how leadership races could play out in the House The Hill's 12:30 Report Top aide in Kenneth Starr investigation will vote for Dems for first time 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 Bennett SchiffInternet security leader: Hackers are 'trying to undermine very process of democracy' Republicans and Democrats alike face troubling signals from voters Schiff blasts GOP for Russia probe conduct: 'That's how you obstruct an investigation, not how you conduct one' 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 KlobucharHillicon Valley: Trump escalates feud with intel critics | Tesla shares fall after troubling Musk interview | House panel considers subpoena for Twitter's Jack Dorsey | Why Turkish citizens are breaking their iPhones The Hill's Morning Report — GOP seeks to hold Trump’s gains in Midwest states Tina Smith defeats former Bush ethics lawyer in Minnesota Dem primary 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 Mason ReidGOP’s midterm strategy takes shape Battle of the billionaires drives Nevada contest Senate Democrats should stop playing politics on Kavanaugh MORE (Nev.) and worked as the first president of Democratic super-PAC American Bridge. Walsh worked for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSen. Warner to introduce amendment limiting Trump’s ability to revoke security clearances Sentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders 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.