Ex-staffers for Senate GOP leaders launch lobbying shop

Hazen Marshall, former policy director for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Overnight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale MORE (R-Ky.), and Monica Popp, former chief of staff to ex-Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynTrump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt' Trump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt' Overnight Health Care: Pelosi to change drug-pricing plan after complaints | 2020 Democrats to attend Planned Parenthood abortion forum | House holds first major 'Medicare for All' hearing MORE (R-Texas), are teaming up to launch a new lobbying shop, Marshall & Popp.

The two aides left the Senate at the end of the year to register as lobbyists and officially launch the government affairs and consulting firm. The firm’s goals are to promote strong policies, adjust to dynamic political environments and help clients navigate Washington's complex process and procedures.

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“We’re not siloed to one issue,” Popp told The Hill on Monday. But she said health care policy is her “core strength” and noted her experience working on the issue at the state level, for a federal agency and in the House and Senate.

“[I was a] tax and budget guy for the large majority of my career so that’s still kind of my wheelhouse,” Marshall said.

While they are currently barred from interacting with the Senate, they hope to provide counsel on Senate procedure more broadly for their future clients.

“Working in the Senate is the best way to know the Senate,” Popp said.

Marshall added that providing counsel on the budget process is particularly important.

“I found both working on and off the Hill, there’s a real need from a lot of clients to understand how the process has helped them or how it can hurt them,” he said.