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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP to work on issues related to the cruise industry. Geoffrey Burr, former chief of staff to Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine Lan Chao40 Trump-connected lobbyists secured over B in coronavirus relief for clients: report Democratic senator will introduce bill mandating social distancing on flights after flying on packed plane Sanders calls for social distancing, masks and disinfection on planes as flights operate at full capacity MORE, and Brian Wild, former senior adviser 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.

Cruise Lines International Association hired Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP to work on policy related to tourism issues. 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.), and Louis Agnello, former senior counsel for Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee, will work on the account.

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7-Eleven Inc. hired Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP to work on policy issues related to the convenience store industry and the federal response to COVID-19. Paul Howard, former legislative assistant to Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMore Republicans should support crisis aid for the Postal Service GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle Republicans considering an outdoor stadium for Florida convention: report MORE (R-Maine), among others, will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY 

Autonomous vehicle company Cruise LLC hired Klein/Johnson Group to work on issues including privacy, electrification, infrastructure and cybersecurity. Israel Klein, former deputy staff director for Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee, and Matthew Johnson, former chief counsel for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynCongress pulls punches on Russian bounties firestorm Democrats seek to tie GOP candidates to Trump, DeVos Texas lawmakers ask HHS to set up field hospital, federal resources in the state MORE (R-Texas), will work on the account.

Zoom Video Communications Inc. hired Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas to work on issues relating to video conferencing and other communication and collaboration services. David Thomas, former chief of staff to Rep. Zoe LofgrenZoe Ellen LofgrenState and local officials beg Congress to send more election funds ahead of November FEC commissioner resigns, leaving agency without a quorum again OVERNIGHT ENERGY: DOJ whistleblower says California emissions probe was 'abuse of authority' | EPA won't defend policy blocking grantees from serving on boards | Minnesota sues Exxon, others over climate change MORE (D-Calif.); Bruce Mehlman, former policy director and general counsel for the House Republican Conference; and David Castagnetti, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Bottom line The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation MORE (D-Mont.), among others, will work on the account.


HOUSING

Real Estate Exchange Inc. hired SHW Partners LLC to work on housing regulations and expanding affordable housing. Jason Miller, former senior adviser 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’s 2016 campaign, will work on the account.