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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF. Owens & Minor Inc., a health care services company, hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to work on COVID-19 pandemic response, government funding and procurement, trade and supply chain issues. Clete Willems, former deputy assistant to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE, will be among those working on the account.


National Independent Venue Association, a trade group for event venues and promoters, also hired Akin Gump to work on coronavirus-related assistance. Willems and Arshi Siddiqui, former senior policy adviser and counsel to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBattle over reopening schools heats up Pelosi: Trump wearing a mask is 'an admission' that it can stop spread of coronavirus Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools MORE (D-Calif.), among others, will work on the account.


The Endurance Sports Coalition, comprised of groups organizing large-scale endurance competition events, hired ML Strategies to work on issues related to federal funding for COVID-19 relief for the sports industry. Former Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) and Alex Hecht, former chief council on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, among others, will work on the account.

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Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., a sports and live entertainment company, hired Hogan Lovells to work on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, among other issues. Aaron Cutler, who served as a senior aide to former House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorTrump taps pollster to push back on surveys showing Biden with double-digit lead Bottom Line The Democrats' strategy conundrum: a 'movement' or a coalition? MORE (R-Va.); Ari Fridman, former legal fellow on the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Kevin Wysocki, former staffer on the House Financial Services Committee, will work on the account.


Cars.com, an automotive website, hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP to work on issues related to COVID-19 relief packages. Marc Lampkin, former general counsel for the House Republican Conference, and Greta Joynes, former deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusBottom line Bottom Line Overnight Energy: Trump rolls back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards | Controversial Keystone XL construction to proceed | Pressure mounts to close national parks amid pandemic MORE (R-Ill.), will work on the account.


The Hershey Co. hired Forbes-Tate Partners to work on issues related to the CARES Act. Ryan Welch, former legislative director to Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySenate panel to vote on controversial Trump Fed pick Shelton Finger-pointing, gridlock spark frustration in Senate Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending MORE (R-Ala.); Rick Murphy, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteBottom line Bottom line Bottom Line MORE (R-N.H.); and Jeff Strunk, former deputy floor director to ex-Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLott says lobbying firm cut ties to prevent him from taking clients Lobbying firm cuts ties to Trent Lott amid national anti-racism protests Bush, Romney won't support Trump reelection: NYT MORE (R-Ohio), will work on the account.


Hazmat TSDF Inc., a hazardous waste and disposal company, hired CGCN Group to work on issues related to the proper and safe cleanup and disposal of materials related to the coronavirus. Sam Geduldig, former senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Advocacy groups pressure Senate to reconvene and boost election funding GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle MORE (R-Mo.); Mike Nielsen, former senior policy adviser to ex-Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah); and Jay Cranford, former policy adviser to BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLott says lobbying firm cut ties to prevent him from taking clients Lobbying firm cuts ties to Trent Lott amid national anti-racism protests Bush, Romney won't support Trump reelection: NYT MORE.


Laundrylux Inc., a commercial laundry equipment supplier, hired Ballard Partners to work on securing designation as an essential business in response to COVID-19. Brian Ballard, the firm’s founder and former chairman of Trump Victory, will work on the account with Daniel McFaul, former chief of staff to Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzNadler: Barr dealings with Berman came 'awfully close to bribery' Some in Congress want to keep sending our troops to Afghanistan Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle MORE (R-Fla.).