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Health care provider Elara Caring hired Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas to work on funding related to COVID-19, as well as health care regulatory and reimbursement issues regarding home health, hospice and behavioral health providers. Bruce Mehlman, former general counsel and policy director 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.), will be among those working on the account.

The National Young Farmers Coalition hired Monument Advocacy to work on issues related to the government's response to COVID-19. T.A. Hawks, former staff director for Republicans on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, will be among those working on the account.


EyeCare Partners LLC hired Alston & Bird LLP to work on issues related to eye care and COVID-19. Jane Lucas, former special assistant in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE, and Bob Siggins, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.), will work on the account.

Colorado Mesa University hired Signal Group Consulting to work on issues related to emergency higher education grants and COVID-19 response. Noe Garcia, former senior policy adviser to ex-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), will work on the account.

T3 Expo, which manages trade shows and industry conferences, hired Cassidy & Associates to work on small-business lending programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program. Kelley Hudak, former coalitions director for Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseCheney clashes with Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks GOP-Trump fractures on masks open up MORE (R-La.), will work on the account.


Virgin Trains USA LLC hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to work on issues related to environmental and transportation funding. Ex-Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenTechNet hires Hispanic communications director Bottom line Women are refusing to take the backseat in politics, especially Latinas MORE (R-Fla.) will work on the account.