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• APPROPRIATIONS. Williams and Jensen has been hired by the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to lobby on “flood control,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Michael Beer, a former legislative aide to former Rep. Dave Hobson (R-Ohio), and Rebecca Anderson, who worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under President George H.W. Bush, are working on the account. 


Best Buy Co. Inc. has hired Barnes & Thornburg to “assist client in securing funding for CREED Project,” according to lobbying disclosure records. 


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• ENERGY. The Battery Electric Vehicle Coalition has hired Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies to lobby on tax credits for electric vehicles, renewable fuels standards and allowances under cap-and-trade legislation, among other issues. 


Chesapeake Energy Corp. has hired the Duberstein Group to lobby on “energy production and energy-related bills,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Brian Griffin, a former senior leadership adviser to Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), and Steven Champlin, once executive director to the House Democratic Caucus, are lobbying for the company. 


• FINANCIAL SERVICES. JP Morgan Chase Bank has hired Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock to lobby on “mortgage market tax extenders free trade agent,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Kirk Blalock, former deputy director of the White House’s Public Liaison under President George W. Bush, and Aleix Jarvis, former legislative director for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), are lobbying for the bank. 


• FISHING. Arctic Fury, a Seattle-based fishing vessel company, has hired K&L Gates to “explore potential coastwise waiver for U.S. built fishing industry vessel,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Chad See, a former staff assistant to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), is lobbying for the company. 


• NATIVE AMERICAN. Kilpatrick Stockton has been hired by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians to lobby on Native American issues. John Loving, a former legislative assistant to Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah), is working on the account. 


• TECHNOLOGY. The Glover Park Group has been hired by Expedia Inc. to lobby on “competition in the market for online travel search,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Jack Krumholtz, Microsoft’s former chief lobbyist, is lobbying for the company.