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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 Bottom line 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.

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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 TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers 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 ScaliseThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - What the CDC's updated mask guidance means Roy to challenge Stefanik for Cheney's old position Stefanik shake-up jump-starts early jockeying for committee posts MORE (R-La.), will work on the account.


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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-LehtinenBottom line Bottom line Democrats elect Meeks as first Black Foreign Affairs chairman MORE (R-Fla.) will work on the account.