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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

The American Shrimp Processors Association hired Crossroads Strategies to work on issues related to fisheries disaster funding, grant programs and COVID-19 relief measures. Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) will work on the account.

Poultry farming company Sanderson Farms Inc. also hired Crossroads Strategies to work on COVID-19 relief, China trade, and labor, immigration and agriculture issues. Lott and Breaux will work on the account.

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Ascend Performance Materials, a Texas-based chemicals manufacturer, hired Holland & Knight LLP to work on Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency issues related to the regulation of surgical masks. Dimitri Karakitsos, former senior counsel for Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will work on the account.

Summer camp company Camp Echo Lake hired Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP to work on issues around the Paycheck Protection Program for 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 TaylorElaine Luria endorses McAuliffe for governor in Virginia Democratic primary Luria holds onto Virginia House seat Chamber-backed Democrats embrace endorsements in final stretch MORE (R-Va.), will work on the account.

TAXES

Retail company Tapestry Inc. hired Ogilvy Government Relations to work on international tax rules. Tucker Shumack, former tax and finance counsel for Republicans on the Senate Small Business Committee, and Karissa Willhite, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezLobbying world This week: Congress starts summer sprint The Innovation and Competition Act is progressive policy MORE (D-N.J.), will work on the account.

TECHNOLOGY

American Innovation: The AI Project, a coalition to advance American leadership in technological innovation, hired Harbinger Strategies to work on legislation regarding U.S. investment in artificial intelligence, science and technology. Jonathan Slemrod, former associate director of legislative affairs at the Office of Management and Budget under President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE, among others, will work on the account.