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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 McHenryOn The Money: House panel spars over GameStop, Robinhood | Manchin meets with advocates for wage | Yellen says go big, GOP says hold off House panel spars over GameStop frenzy, trading apps Robinhood CEO, regulators to testify at House hearing on GameStop frenzy 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 McConnellGarland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks DOJ declined to take up Chao ethics probe Trump was unhinged and unchanged at CPAC 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 ThornberryUnnamed law enforcement banned under the new NDAA Lobbying world Senate poised to override Trump's defense bill veto 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 HoyerHouse Democrats introduce bill providing citizenship to Dreamers On The Money: Democrats deals to bolster support for relief bill | Biden tries to keep Democrats together | Retailers fear a return of the mask wars Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief MORE (D-Md.), will work on the account.