By Megan R. Wilson - 04/25/14 03:48 PM EDT
Apple has hired a senior aide to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) as the newest addition to its lobbying team.
Kristin Smith started at the tech giant this month, according to her LinkedIn profile and records kept by Legistorm, a congressional research website.
Wyden took over as the panel’s chairman when Baucus resigned in February.
Apple did not return requests for comment.