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DEFENSE. Navatek, a diversified commercial and defense research company, recently hired Cornerstone Government Affairs for federal research and development funding, according to disclosures. Todd Webster, former chief of staff to Sen. Christopher CoonsChris Andrew CoonsBiden threatens more sanctions on Ethiopia, Eritrea over Tigray conflict Senate Democrats to Garland: 'It's time to end the federal death penalty' Hillicon Valley: Cryptocurrency amendment blocked in Senate | Dems press Facebook over suspension of researchers' accounts | Thousands push back against Apple plan to scan US iPhones for child sexual abuse images MORE (D-Del.), and William Todd, former professional staff member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, will work on the account.

 

Navatek also hired Red Maple Consulting to work on appropriations and the National Defense Authorization Act. Pete Kirkham, former chief of staff to Rep. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey ColeNew spotlight on secretaries of state as electoral battlegrounds Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer Overnight Health Care: FDA adds new warning to J&J COVID-19 vaccine | WHO chief pushes back on Pfizer booster shot | Fauci defends Biden's support for recommending vaccines 'one on one' MORE (R-Okla.), will work on the account.

 

First Command Financial Services, a company that does financial planning and banking for America's military service members, hired Husch Blackwell Strategies to work on issues related to the financial education of military families. John Ariale, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Ander CrenshawAlexander (Ander) Mann CrenshawBottom line Bottom Line The global reality behind 'local' problems MORE (R-Fla.), and Christian Morgan, former chief of staff to Rep. Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerConservative women's group endorses Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Arkansas governor FOSTA is model for reforming Section 230 Navy admiral criticizes defense contractors over lobbying efforts MORE (R-Mo.), will work on the account.

 

TRADE. Colorado-based Nite Ize Inc., a personal product and accessory developer and manufacturer, hired S-3 Group to work on exclusions from certain tariff proposals. Kate Dickens, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkDuckworth announces reelection bid Brave new world: Why we need a Senate Human Rights Commission  Senate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls MORE (R-Ill.); Matt Bravo, former director of floor operations for then-House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOSHA faces big challenge with Biden vaccine mandate Overnight Health Care — Nicki Minaj stokes uproar over vaccines Republicans ask FDA for details on any White House pressure on boosters MORE (R-La.); and John Scofield, former deputy press secretary to ex-Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.), will work on the account.

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ARTS. The National Music Museum, based in South Dakota, hired Bockorny Group Inc. to work on issues related to federal funding for the arts. Scott Styles, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Texas), and Joseph Rubin, former counsel to Rep. Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotBlinken grilled in first hearing since Afghanistan withdrawal Bipartisan group of lawmakers call on Biden to ensure journalists safe passage out of Afghanistan We must address the declining rate of startup business launches MORE (R-Ohio), will work on the account.