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 McCainJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Budowsky: Would John McCain back impeachment? 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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Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallySeven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by AdvaMed — House panel delays impeachment vote until Friday White House makes push for paid family leave and child care reform MORE (R-Ariz.) was appointed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) to replace Kyl. The appointment came weeks after McSally, previously a member of the House, lost her own Senate race against then-Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) for the seat vacated by Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Kelly, McSally virtually tied in Arizona Senate race: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing MORE (R), who retired at the end of the last Congress.

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.