Yoder, Messer land on K Street

Yoder, Messer land on K Street
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Former Republican Reps. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderSharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' Feehery: How Republicans can win back the suburbs K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers 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 DavidsMinority lawmakers gain unprecedented clout amid pandemic The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Dr. Tom Inglesby says society will have to learn to live with virus until vaccine emerges; Good news on vaccine trial propels stocks Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary 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.

They are part of the growing list of former lawmakers joining lobbying firms. Rep. Dave ReichertDavid (Dave) George ReichertBottom Line The most expensive congressional races of the last decade Lymphedema Treatment Act would provide a commonsense solution to a fixable problem MORE (R-Wash.) announced on Monday he is joining Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs, and last week, Akin Gump announced they hired ex-Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenWomen are refusing to take the backseat in politics, especially Latinas Watchdog groups call for investigation into Ros-Lehtinen's foreign lobbying work Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm MORE (Fla.) and Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithEducation Department changing eligibility for hundreds of rural school districts receiving aid: report Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm Ex-Tea Party lawmakers turn heads on K Street MORE (Texas).