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TOURISM. The US Travel Association, the trade group for the travel industry, hired Atlas Crossing to work on educating Congress and the administration on the industry. Sean Joyce, former chief of staff to Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryCheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future Hillicon Valley: Democrats request counterintelligence briefing | New pressure for election funding | Republicans urge retaliation against Chinese hackers House Republicans urge Trump to take action against Chinese hackers targeting coronavirus research MORE (R-N.C.), will work on the account.

 

TRADE. Cosmetics company L’Oreal USA hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to work on issues related to Section 301 tariffs on France. Justin McCarthy, former special assistant to the president for legislative affairs during the George W. Bush administration, will work on the account.

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Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies hired Crowell & Moring LLP to work on Section 301 tariff exclusions. Scott Douglas, former finance director and political staff member to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate Democrats say White House isn't budging in coronavirus relief stalemate MORE (R-Ky.), and Jerrica Mathis, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation health policy fellow, will work on the account.

 

HEALTH. The National Council for Behavioral Health, which advocates for access to mental health and substance abuse services, hired LJ Strategies to work on funding for mental health first aid in the 2021 appropriations bills. Former Rep. Lynn JenkinsLynn Haag JenkinsBottom line Former GOP Rep. Costello launches lobbying shop Kansas Republican dropping Senate bid to challenge GOP rep MORE (R-Kan.) will work on the account along with her former chief of staff, Pat Leopold.

 

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TECHNOLOGY. Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing company, hired American Defense International Inc. to work on issues related to cloud computing for the Department of Defense and intelligence community. Josh Martin, former chief of staff to Rep. Mac ThornberryWilliam (Mac) McClellan ThornberryBottom line Overnight Defense: US to pull 11,900 troops from Germany | Troop shuffle to cost 'several billion' dollars | Lawmakers pan drawdown plan | Trump says he hasn't discussed alleged bounties with Putin Lawmakers torch Trump plan to pull 11,900 troops from Germany MORE (R-Texas), among others, will work on the account.

 

LABOR. The United States Capitol Police Labor Committee, a union, hired McAllister & Quinn to work on federal employee labor issues and appropriations issues. Andrew Quinn, former legislative aide to Rep. Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerLawmakers of color urge Democratic leadership to protect underserved communities in coronavirus talks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump to Democratic negotiators: 'They know my phone number' House will be out of session for additional week in September MORE (D-Md.), will work on the account.