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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 ChaoWider impact of COVID: Some voids will be forever, some need not be OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump administration says proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska is not a threat to fisheries | Democrats push environmental policies in 9.5B budget package | Green groups threaten suit over push to transport liquefied natural gas by rail Environmentalists threaten suit over push to transport liquefied natural gas by rail MORE, and Brian Wild, former senior adviser to ex-Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBottom line Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future Lott says lobbying firm cut ties to prevent him from taking clients 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 PelosiHillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax Trump won't say if he disagrees with Birx that virus is widespread 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 CollinsObama announces first wave of 2020 endorsements Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy  On The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP 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 CornynThis week: Negotiators hunt for coronavirus deal as August break looms Frustration builds as negotiators struggle to reach COVID-19 deal Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection 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 LofgrenDemocrats accuse Barr of helping Trump distract from coronavirus State and local officials beg Congress to send more election funds ahead of November FEC commissioner resigns, leaving agency without a quorum again 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 TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE’s 2016 campaign, will work on the account.