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 RodgersDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Overnight Finance: GOP celebrates as final tax vote nears | Senate expected to pass bill tonight | Why the House needs to vote again | Panel rejects Trump pick to head Ex-Im | All major banks pass Fed 'living will' test Trump congratulates House GOP on passing tax bill 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 SchiffIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mueller has subpoenaed Bannon in Russia probe: report 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 KlobucharOvernight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Pawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota Nielsen says 'possible' Trump used vulgar language in meeting 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 ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE (Nev.) and worked as the first president of Democratic super-PAC American Bridge. Walsh worked for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix 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.