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• ENERGY. Blank Rome Government Relations has contracted with the Gas Processors Association. The firm will lobby on behalf of the trade group on “issues relating to the natural gas industry,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Ashley Davis, former special assistant to ex-Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; Malloy McDaniel, a former policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Ky.); and C.J. Zane, ex-chief of staff for Rep. Don YoungDon YoungHouse Republican causes stir claiming female lawmaker 'doesn’t know a damn thing' Alaska lobbies for defense boost after North Korea launch Puerto Rico statehood bid a total failure MORE (R-Alaska), are on the account.
 
• ENVIRONMENT. Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, Ark., has hired Hargraves Consulting to lobby on “environmental issues.” Lucas Hargraves and Amanda Story are on the account for the camp.
 

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• HEALTHCARE. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based drug manufacturer, has hired Brown Rudnick to lobby on the FDA Safety Over Sequestration Act as well as “track and trace” legislation. Christopher Bowlin, former health and domestic policy adviser to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-Ariz.); Lisa Layman, once a senior policy adviser to Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowMich. Senate candidate opts for House run instead Report: GOP donors can't get in touch with Kid Rock Kid Rock denies press credentials to Detroit paper MORE (D-Mich.); and Henry Menn, minority staff director and counsel for the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, are representing the company.
 
The pharmaceutical company Eisai Inc. has turned to a former top House Democratic aide for lobbying help. Now at Forbes-Tate, Libby Greer, once chief of staff to ex-Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), will lobby for the company on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013 as well as the DEA scheduling of pharmaceuticals.
 
• LABOR. A former Republican senator from Minnesota has lobbied for legislation to ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Norm Coleman of Hogan Lovells signed up for American Unity Fund, a conservative group that advances gay rights, to lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which passed the Senate earlier this month.
 
• TRADE. A Quebec food and beverage company is making its voice heard stateside. Lassonde Industries Inc. has hired Squire Sanders Public Advocacy for “advocacy in support of passage of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill and with respect to U.S.-Canada issues.” David Spooner, once a senior Commerce Department official, and Brian Woolfolk, former minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, are lobbying for the company.