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 RodgersFreedom Caucus bruised but unbowed in GOP primary fights Millennial GOP lawmakers pleased with McMorris Rodgers meeting on party messaging The Hill's Morning Report: Trump’s Cabinet mess 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 SchiffSchiff on Trump's 'spygate' claims: He is asserting an imagined world is real Trump: ‘Spy’ was placed in campaign ‘way earlier than the Russian Hoax' The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — The art of walking away from the deal 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 KlobucharSenate harassment bill runs into opposition from House Senate approves new sexual harassment policy for Congress Senators introduce bill to overhaul sexual harassment policy 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 ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (Nev.) and worked as the first president of Democratic super-PAC American Bridge. Walsh worked for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSchumer: Congress must stop reported ZTE deal 'in its tracks' Hillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Senate GOP sounds alarm over Trump's floated auto tariffs 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.