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Baker Donelson, on behalf of Ballad Health, recently hired Ballard Partners to work on rural health care issues, according to disclosures. The firm’s founder, Brian Ballard, former chairman of Trump Victory, and Sylvester Lukis, a former attorney with the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services, will work on the account.



Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., an environmental consulting firm based in Florida, also hired Ballard Partners to look at permitting issues. Ballard, Lukis, and Daniel McFaul, former chief of staff to Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzBottom Line Graham: Trump has 'all the legal authority in the world' to pardon Stone Meghan McCain after Gaetz says Trump should pardon Roger Stone: 'Oh come on' MORE (R-Fla.), will work on the account.



Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. hired Kasirer to lobby on the Protecting Local Authority and Neighborhoods Act, or the PLAN Act, which would stop short-term rental companies from renting homes in residential areas. Julie Greenberg, former chief of staff to ex- New York State Assembly member Scott Stringer (D), and Suri Kasirer, the firm’s founder, will work on the account, among others.



Pet food manufacturer Diamond Pet Foods Inc. hired Husch Blackwell Strategies to lobby on issues related to the Food and Drug Administration and consumer confidence in pet foods. Gregg Hartley, former chief of staff to Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntCongress eyes killing controversial surveillance program Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Booker, Merkley propose federal facial recognition moratorium MORE (R-Mo.), and Eric Lausten, former chief of staff to Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)., and William Fox, former legislative assistant on the House Transportation Committee, will work on the account.