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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 CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocrats scramble to rein in Trump's Iran war powers Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims 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 ColeDemocrats don't expect to do 2020 budget The Hill's Morning Report — Impeachment face-off; Dems go after Buttigieg in debate Trump shocks, earns GOP rebukes with Dingell remarks 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 The global reality behind 'local' problems Budget could be used as weapon against FCC MORE (R-Fla.), and Christian Morgan, former chief of staff to Rep. Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerGroup of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' Mnuchin expresses concerns about proposed taxes on financial trades Fed's top regulator takes heat from both parties 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 KirkWhy Republicans are afraid to call a key witness in the impeachment inquiry Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Bottom Line MORE (R-Ill.); Matt Bravo, former director of floor operations for then-House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseRepublicans criticize Pelosi for gifting pens used to sign impeachment articles The Hill's Morning Report - Impeachment trial a week away; debate night GOP leaders take aim at Democrats over rhetoric on Iran 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 SessionsTenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden Giuliani held phone call with Maduro amid Venezuela crisis Texas GOP rep predicts heavy Democratic presence in state ahead of 2020 MORE (R-Texas), and Joseph Rubin, former counsel to Rep. Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotKoch network could target almost 200 races in 2020, official says Judiciary Committee abruptly postpones vote on articles of impeachment Parties clash as impeachment articles move closer to House vote MORE (R-Ohio), will work on the account.