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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 TaylorBottom line Bottom line Republican Scott Taylor wins Virginia primary, to face Elaine Luria in rematch 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) MenendezVOA visa decision could hobble Venezuela coverage Bottom line Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads 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 John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE, among others, will work on the account.