Lobbying World

• Public affairs firm Levick has hired away Rep. Michael McCaul’s (R-Texas) chief of staff, Hans Klingler. He also served as the chief of staff to former Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), who is an executive vice president at the firm, and as deputy chief of staff to the House Republican Conference.

Venn has made three hires in an effort to enhance the firm’s reach within tax, financial services and retirement policy efforts. Michael Lanza joins as a senior associate and previously worked as a legislative counsel to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersTrump 'baby blimp' flies in Washington state for Pence visit The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — FBI widens scope of Kavanaugh investigation | Nightmare vote for red-state Dems | Five weeks to midterms The Hill's Morning Report — Kavanaugh ordeal thrusts FBI into new political jam MORE (R-Wash.). Angela Hoague has joined as a special assistant. Prior to that, she served as an executive assistant to former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Andrew Bariahtaris, who will be an associate, comes from Blank Rome Government Relations, but also worked for Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump travels to hurricane-ravaged Florida, Georgia Dems eye ambitious agenda if House flips Schiff: There is legal precedent for impeaching sitting officials over prior criminal conduct MORE (D-Calif.).

Rose Baumann has been named a principal at lobby firm Kountoupes Denham. She comes from the office of Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharIs there a difference between good and bad online election targeting? Election Countdown: Minnesota Dems worry Ellison allegations could cost them key race | Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters | Takeaways from Tennessee Senate debate | Poll puts Cruz up 9 in Texas Clusters of polio-like illness in the US not a cause for panic MORE (D-Minn.), having served as a chief of staff and legislative director. Klobuchar was the ranking member of the Joint Economic Committee in the last Congress.

 • Three Washington veterans have formed a new public affairs firm called Rokk Solutions. The brainchild of Republican operatives Ron Bonjean and Brian Walsh and Democratic strategist Rodell Mollineau, the firm will help clients with crisis management and communications strategies. Together, the trio has decades of experience — Bonjean once served as chief of staff to the Senate Republican Conference under former Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and as a top communications aide to former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. Mollineau is the former top aide to Senate Democratic Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMajor overhauls needed to ensure a violent revolution remains fictional Senate heads home to campaign after deal on Trump nominees GOP has always been aggressive in trying to weaponize the system of judicial nominations MORE (Nev.) and worked as the first president of Democratic super-PAC American Bridge. Walsh worked for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Trump, Feinstein feud intensifies over appeals court nominees MORE (R-Texas).

James Fitzella has left the Downey McGrath Group for the House Rules Committee, where he will work for its chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas). He begins this week. 

• Rep. Richard Hanna’s (R-N.Y.) deputy chief of staff and legislative director has become the director of congressional affairs at United Airlines. Adam Hepburn also worked as a policy adviser to the House Republican Conference.

— This story was corrected on May 29 to reflect that Sen. Amy Klobuchar is no longer ranking Democrat on the Joint Economic Committee.