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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

LCMC Health, a New Orleans-based network of health care providers, hired Crossroads Strategies to work on matters related to COVID-19 funding. Former Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) will work on the account.

Las Vegas-based on-demand air carrier Steelman Aviation Inc. hired Munk Policy and Law PLLC to work on implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Jeffrey Munk, former counsel to ex-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), will work on the account.

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Molina Healthcare Inc., which provides managed health care services, hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on issues related to COVID-19 and Medicaid. Derrick White, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMellman: What happened after Ginsburg? Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R-Utah), and Barrett Thornhill, former legislative assistant to Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoGOP digs in on preserving Trump tax cuts OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden's Interior Department temporarily blocks new drilling on public lands | Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone | Judge grants preliminary approval for 0M Flint water crisis settlement Sweeping COVID-19, spending deal hits speed bumps MORE (R-Idaho), will work on the account.


HEALTH CARE 

Samaritan Healthcare hired Johnston Group LLC to work on funding opportunities for local health care projects for community hospitals, among other issues. Jack Johnston, former legislative director to then-Rep. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Thousands of troops dig in for inauguration OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nine, including former Michigan governor, charged over Flint water crisis | Regulator finalizes rule forcing banks to serve oil, gun companies | Trump admin adds hurdle to increase efficiency standards for furnaces, water heaters MORE (D-Wash.), will work on the account.


TRANSPORTATION 

Aberdeen Carolina and Western Railway Co., based in North Carolina, hired Milvian Bridge Government and Public Affairs LLC to work on railway legislation and regulation as it relates to short line railroads and any other legislation and regulation pertaining to railway infrastructure and operations. Wayne Ronald Boyles, former senior legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), will work on the account.


APPROPRIATIONS

Coalition of Hope Foundation Project: Excelsior, which retrofits and designs older naval vessels, hired JM Burkman & Associates to lobby the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Jack Burkman, the firm’s president, will work on the account.