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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

Summer camp companies Coastal Camps Inc. and CampGroup LLC each hired Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP to work on the Paycheck Protection Program and its effect on summer seasonal employers. Clarine Nardi Riddle, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), and John Thomas, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Scott TaylorScott William TaylorLuria holds onto Virginia House seat Chamber-backed Democrats embrace endorsements in final stretch Bottom line MORE (R-Va.), will work on the account.

Technology company 42Chat hired The Livingston Group LLC to work on technology solutions for COVID-19 symptom screening and subsequent contact tracking. Former Rep. Robert Livingston (R-La.) and his former chief of staff, J. Allen Martin, will work on the account.

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Premier Home Health Care Services Inc., hired Venn Strategies to work on disbursements of funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Erik Olson, former chief of staff to Rep. Ron KindRonald (Ron) James KindOn the Trail: Five House results illustrate a politically divided America Democratic Rep. Ron Kind fends off challenge in Wisconsin Democrats, GOP fighting over largest House battlefield in a decade MORE (D-Wis.), and Tyler Roberts, former legislative assistant to Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanTrump banking proposal on fossil fuels sparks backlash from libertarians Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol MORE (R-Alaska), will work on the account.


HEALTH CARE 

Population Services International, a nonprofit global health organization, hired the Glover Park Group to lobby on global health issues. Tod Preston, former senior legislative assistant to Rep. Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyCongress set for chaotic year-end sprint Protect America's houses of worship in year-end appropriations package Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight MORE (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.

Healthe Inc., an electronics and technology company, hired Mercury Public Affairs for issues around technology to prevent viruses. Jennifer Kaufmann, former counsel to Rep. Alcee HastingsAlcee (Judge) Lamar HastingsFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Poisoning of Putin opponent could test US-Moscow relationship Florida county official apologizes for social media post invoking Hitler  MORE (D-Fla.), will work on the account.


GAMING 

The Pokémon Company International hired Platinum Advisors DC to work on electronic commerce issues, particularly relating to the video game industry and mobile gaming. Erik Huey, former senior vice president of government affairs at the Entertainment Software Association, will work on the account.