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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 DuffyRepublican lobbying firms riding high despite uncertainty of 2020 race Bottom Line Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm MORE (R-Wis.) and Joseph Lai, former special assistant to President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders 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) GaetzHarris knocks Gaetz for taking issue with money for Howard in relief package Critics hit Florida governor over lack of 'sweeping' coronavirus response Gaetz accuses Burr of 'screwing all Americans' with stock sale MORE (R-Fla.), will work on the account.


• 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 McConnellDemocrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots Top GOP lawmakers push back on need for special oversight committee for coronavirus aid Stocks move little after record-breaking unemployment claims MORE (R-Ky.), and Arshi Siddiqui, former senior policy adviser and counsel to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNJ governor calls for assessment of coronavirus response after crisis abates Overnight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims Hillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus 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. DoyleBottom Line Hillicon Valley: Trump turns up heat on Apple over gunman's phone | Mnuchin says Huawei won't be 'chess piece' in trade talks | Dems seek briefing on Iranian cyber threats | Buttigieg loses cyber chief House Democrats request briefings on Iranian cyber threats from DHS, FCC MORE (D-Pa.), and Matt Smith, former aide to ex-Sen. Dan Coates (R-Ind.), will work on the account.