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HEALTH CARE

The Texas Medical Center Supply, a personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer, hired The Vogel Group to work on issues around supporting PPE manufacturers with federal, state and local incentives. Samir Kapadia, former executive assistant at the Heritage Foundation, will work on the account.

1-800-CONTACTS hired Hutton Strategies to work on monitoring implementation of the Federal Trade Commission contact lens rule and legislation related to the rule. Michael Hutton, former chief of staff to Rep. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenate confirms Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador The Memo: Biden bets big on immigration Biden pushes expanded pathways to citizenship as immigration bill lands in Congress MORE (D-N.J.), will work on the account.

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TRANSPORTATION

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), which provides public transportation in Des Moines, Iowa, hired Cardinal Infrastructure to work on federal policy and funding for transit, including surface transportation reauthorization, appropriations, and discretionary grant programs. Anja Graves, former aide at the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, will work on the account. 

Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies LLC, a transit company in Los Angeles, hired Invariant to educate members of Congress and the administration about transit technologies. Anne MacMillan, former deputy chief of staff at the Agriculture Department under President Obama, will work on the account.

EDUCATION

Morehouse College, a historically black men’s college in Georgia, hired Holland & Knight to work on lobbying issues related to federal funding and policies for historically Black colleges and universities and higher education. Shawna Francis Watley, former legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Robert Kerrey (D-Neb.), will work on the account.

Howard Community College in Columbia, Md., hired Downs Government Affairs to work on issues around TRIO funding from the Department of Education. Thomas Downs, former aide to Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyPress: The big loser: The Republican Party Senate acquits Trump in 57-43 vote Trump lawyer irked after senators laugh at him MORE (D-Vt.), will work on the account.