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Prime Policy Group signed three new clients, including a Puerto Rico-based business investment company called Omega Enterprises, to work on issues related to “rebuilding the economy of Puerto Rico; new manufacturing incentive; development of infrastructure investment trust; recovery from Hurricane Maria.” The contract is among several new lobbying hires related to the U.S. territory since Hurricane Maria hit the island last month. Off Hill Strategies registered to lobby for the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico on several issues, including disaster relief and Medicaid funding. Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board hired the law and lobby firm Williams & Jensen for similar  work.

The on-demand delivery service Postmates hired its first lobbyists at the tech-focused lobbying firm Franklin Square Group. They’ll be working on “issues related to the on-demand economy and the Future of Work,” according to disclosure forms. A spokesman for the company told The Hill that it is “looking to start a conversation with policy makers [about] how we shape that future of work and how we support main street businesses.”

A government watchdog recently found that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Lifeline program, a federal program for low-income Americans that subsidizes cellular and broadband service, is “susceptible to risk of fraud, waste, and abuse as companies may have financial incentives to enroll as many customers as possible.” Kelley Drye & Warren is now working for the Prepaid Wireless Group LLC regarding “federal policy relating to Federal Communications Commission Lifeline program funding, benefits eligibility, compliance practices, reform and appropriate controls, and inclusion of broadband benefit.” The firm will also be lobbying before the FCC on efforts to reform the Lifeline program.  

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, a trade group representing private, non-profit colleges, hired Covington and Burling to work on a “possible exemption from federal antitrust laws for NAICU members.” These exemptions, issued by the Justice Department, are rarely handed out. They allow for types of communication, and other activities, that would otherwise be prohibited under antitrust laws.

- This story was corrected on Oct. 17 to reflect that the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities represents private, non-profit colleges.