Former Sen. Jon Kyl returns to K Street

Former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) is returning to the lobbying world after his second stint in the Senate.

Kyl returned to work at Covington & Burling in its public policy practice, the firm announced on Monday. He worked there before he was appointed to the Senate to fill the seat held by the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainOvernight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal Bipartisan senators reintroduce bill to prevent Trump from withdrawing from NATO Mark Kelly considering Senate bid as Arizona Dems circle McSally MORE (R-Ariz.), his former colleague, who died in August.

Kyl announced in December that he would not stay for the remainder of McCain’s term, which ends in 2020.


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McSally and Sinema were both sworn in on Jan. 3.

Kyl, 76, first retired from the Senate in 2013 after serving as Republican whip. He was in the Senate for 18 years and spent eight years in the House.

He worked as a lobbyist for Covington from March 2013 to September of last year, when, in an unprecedented situation, he returned to the Senate.

Covington is based in Washington.