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PHAMECEUTICALS. Virpax Pharmaceuticals, based in Pennsylvania, recently hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on issues related to non-opioid pain management, according to disclosures. Jeff Sadosky, former communications director to Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanGOP senator wears shirt honoring Otto Warmbier at Korean DMZ On The Money: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White House interviewing other candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Budget watchdogs bemoan 'debt denialism' The Hill's Morning Report - Waiting on Mueller: Answers come on Thursday MORE (R-Ohio), and Ryan Welch, former legislative director for Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig Shelby20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall Conservatives urge Trump to stick with Moore for Fed Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field MORE (R-Ala.), will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY. Microsoft hired Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures to work on privacy, appropriations, technology policy, cybersecurity, defense and high-skilled immigration issues. Former Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) and Robert Hobart, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.), will work on the account.



CANNABIS. The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce hired McGuireWoods Consulting to work on cannabis reform. Robert Wasinger, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.); Michael Drobac, former legislative director to ex-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.); and Randal Meyer, former legislative counsel to Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulBooker, Harris have missed most Senate votes Trump vetoes measure ending US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen Bottom line MORE (R-Ky.), will work on the account.


TRAVEL. Travel company Horse Tours & Travel S.A.E. hired Dentons US to work on U.S. policies regarding Egypt. Charles Dorkey will work on the account.


MANUFACTURING. Mobile Barriers, a manufacturer based in Colorado, hired Squire Patton Boggs for work with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security to explore potential uses and interest in mobile barriers. Carolina Mederos, a former Department of Transportation aide, will work on the account.