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• FINANCIAL SERVICES. S&P Global hired BGR Government Affairs to work on issues related to financial services. Former Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Bottom line McCarthy blasts Pelosi's comments on Trump's weight MORE (R-Wis.) and Joseph Lai, former special assistant to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE for legislative affairs, among others, will work on the account.

Partnership for Open Skies, a Washington, D.C.-based group that supports the U.S. Open Skies policy, also hired BGR to work on issues with Gulf carriers. Duffy, Lai and others will work on the account.

• HEALTH CARE. Flagler Health+, a health care facility based in Florida, hired Ballard Partners to work on the Medicaid payment rule. The firm’s founder, Brian Ballard, former chairman of Trump Victory, and Daniel McFaul, former chief of staff to Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Progress slow on coronavirus bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Biden VP possible next week; Meadows says relief talks 'miles apart' MORE (R-Fla.), will work on the account.

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• The county government of Okaloosa County, Fla., also hired Ballard Partners to work on federal funding and grant issues. Ballard and McFaul will also work on the account.

• EDUCATION. The Southeastern Conference hired Akin Gump to work on legislation regarding student-athletes. Hunter Bates, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks Overnight Health Care: Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump's visit | US shows signs of coronavirus peak, but difficult days lie ahead | Trump: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready 'right around' Election Day MORE (R-Ky.), and Arshi Siddiqui, former senior policy adviser and counsel to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.), among others, will work on the account.

• SMALL BUSINESS. Federal Supply Chain Management Organization, a coalition of federal supply chain management professionals, hired Atlas Advocacy to work on small business access to the federal supply chain. Patrick Cavanagh, former legislative director to Rep. Mike DoyleMichael (Mike) F. DoyleHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds House Democrats press Twitter, Facebook, Google for reports on coronavirus disinformation FCC rejects petition to probe broadcasts of Trump coronavirus briefings MORE (D-Pa.), and Matt Smith, former aide to ex-Sen. Dan Coates (R-Ind.), will work on the account.