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Yoder, Messer land on K Street

Yoder, Messer land on K Street
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Former Republican Reps. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderBottom line Amanda Adkins wins GOP primary to challenge Rep. Sharice Davids Sharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' MORE (Kan.) and Luke MesserAllen (Luke) Lucas MesserK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Yoder, Messer land on K Street House GOP to force members to give up leadership positions if running for higher office MORE (Ind.) are the next on the growing list of lawmakers who are headed to K Street firms after Congress.

Yoder, who lost his reelection to Democrat Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsBiden: Federal government 'has long-broken promises to Native American tribes' Overnight Energy: Biden makes historic pick with Haaland for Interior | Biden set to tap North Carolina official to lead EPA | Gina McCarthy forges new path as White House climate lead Biden makes historic pick with Haaland for Interior secretary MORE, will be a partner at HHQ Ventures. Messer, who left the House to unsuccessfully run for the Senate, will be a principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting.

Ex-Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) is a partner at HHQ Ventures and called Yoder an “outstanding addition.”

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“I looked at a lot of options and the opportunity to pour my heart and soul into helping this business grow was very attractive. We are a nimble, energetic, highly-experienced group,” Yoder said in the press release. “No other firm is better positioned to offer expert counsel on critical issues affecting public policy, markets, and business growth.”

Messer will be a co-chairman of Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting’s federal advocacy practice, Politico reported. He will work along side ex-staffer Ted Bristol, who worked for the House Appropriations Committee.

He was the House Republican Policy Committee chairman and was on the Education and the Workforce and Financial Services committees. Messer served in Congress since 2013.

Yoder served in Congress since 2011 and was on the House Appropriations Committee. HHQ works in federal advocacy services in the industrial chemical space, cybersecurity, defense, energy, financial services, transportation and technology, among other business sectors.

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