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• DEFENSE. PPG Industries has hired Capitoline Consulting to lobby on the defense and the energy and water appropriations bills, defense contracting, healthcare reform and tariff relief, according to lobbying disclosure records.

• ENERGY. Oxfam America has hired the Mizeur Group to “promote enactment of S. 1700, the Energy Security Through Transparency Act of 2009,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Heather Mizeur, a former domestic policy director for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Elizabeth O’Hara, once a legislative director for ex-Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), are working on the account.

Greenberg Traurig is lobbying on an advanced energy manufacturing tax credit for Wacker Chemical Corp., according to lobbying disclosure records.

• HEALTHCARE. Alston & Bird is lobbying for CareFusion, a medical device manufacturer and supplier, on issues related to healthcare reform legislation. Tom Scully, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the George W. Bush administration, and Colin Roskey, former health policy adviser and counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, are lobbying for the company.

• The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine has hired Holland & Knight to lobby for more funding for the National Institutes of Health and for regenerative-medicine companies. Michael Werner, a former policy adviser to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, is lobbying for the trade association.

• TAX. The Gephardt Group is lobbying for SICPA Product Security, a provider of security inks and integrated security systems, on “increased compliance for collection of federal tobacco revenue through legislation or regulation,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) and his past chief of staff, Tom O’Donnell, are working on the account.

• TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Clear Channel Communications has hired Mehlman Vogel & Castagnetti to lobby against the Performance Rights Act. Kelly Bingel, former chief of staff to Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), and Jamie Brown, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, are lobbying for the company.

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