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WORKFORCE. The National Retail Federation, which represents the retail industry, hired Ulman Public Policy & Federal Relations to work on general workforce-related issues. Jennifer Ortega, former staff assistant to ex-Rep. Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaBottom Line Lobbying world Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations MORE (R-Ind.), and Kathryn Branson, former legislative assistant to ex-Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaBottom Line Ex-GOP congressman to lead group to protect Italian products from tariffs Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts MORE (R-Pa.), will work on the account.

HEALTH CARE. Corona Pathology, a California-based pathology laboratory, hired Becker & Poliakoff to work on pathology and laboratory services issues. Omar Franco, former aide to Rep. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartHillicon Valley: Uber lays off 3,000 | FBI unlocks Pensacola shooter's phones | Lawmakers introduce bill restricting purchase of airline equipment from Chinese companies Bipartisan bill would restrict purchases of airport equipment from Chinese companies Red-state cities get cool reception from GOP on relief aid MORE (R-Fla.), will work on the account.

Disability Benefits Deadline Initiative, which advocates for Social Security disability claims payments, hired K&L Gates to work on issues related to prompt payments of Social Security disability claims. Tim Peckinpaugh, former professional staff aide on the House Science Committee, is among those working on the account.

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TECHNOLOGY. Advocacy organization 5G Action Now hired BGR Government Affairs for support on its work to establish the United States as the worldwide leader in 5G. Erskine Wells, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerGOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill Senators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day Hillicon Valley: Facebook permanently shifting thousands of jobs to remote work | Congressional action on driverless cars hits speed bump during pandemic | Republicans grill TikTok over data privacy concerns MORE (R-Miss.), will work on the account.

APPROPRIATIONS. Monster Worldwide Inc. an online employment solutions company, hired Holland & Knight to work on appropriations issues. Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) will work on the account.

ENERGY. Pine Gate Renewables, a utility-scale solar energy developer, hired Lot Sixteen to work on implementation of statutes related to the electric sector, climate change policy and other issues. Colin Hayes, former staff director on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Joseph Eaves, former legislative director to Rep. Paul TonkoPaul David TonkoHouse coronavirus stimulus bill to include effort to limit political influence over science House coronavirus bill aims to prevent utility shutoffs OVERNIGHT ENERGY: More than 70 lawmakers join suit challenging Trump power plant rollbacks | Ranchers sue Trump administration, arguing water rollback is federal overreach |Democrats press Trump administration over plan to reopen national parks MORE (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.