Ex-staffers for Senate GOP leaders launch lobbying shop

Hazen Marshall, former policy director for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSara Gideon wins Democratic race to challenge Susan Collins Schumer pushes for elimination of SALT deduction cap in next coronavirus relief bill Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel MORE (R-Ky.), and Monica Popp, former chief of staff to ex-Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynMJ Hegar wins Democratic battle to challenge John Cornyn The Hill's Campaign Report: Key races take shape in Alabama, Texas, Maine 5 key races to watch on Tuesday 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.