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HEALTH CARE

HCA Healthcare hired Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas to work on health care policy issues affecting hospitals. Bruce Mehlman, former general counsel and policy director for the House Republican Conference, and David Castagnetti, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Bottom line Bottom line MORE (D-Mont.), will be among those working on the account.

Molecular Testing Laboratories hired Mercury Public Affairs to work on issues related to home laboratory testing. Al Simpson, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyOMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9 Republicans now 'shocked, shocked' that there's a deficit Financial firms brace for Biden's consumer agency chief MORE (R-S.C.), will work on the account.

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DEFENSE

Orbital Effects, a radar satellite technology company, hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on defense and intelligence satellite services. Ryan Welch, former legislative director to Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyCBC 'unequivocally' endorses Shalanda Young for White House budget chief Black Caucus members lobby Biden to tap Shalanda Young for OMB head On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (R-Ala.), and Kristina Dunklin, former legislative director to Rep. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksHere are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act Bottom line House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit MORE (R-Ind.), will work on the account.


INFRASTRUCTURE

HCBS Advocacy, an organization focused on infrastructure, hired BGR Government Affairs to provide strategic counsel and advocacy with regard to regulations and legislation that could impact federal infrastructure policy. Joseph Lai, former special assistant for legislative affairs to President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE, will be among those working on the account.

The Wireless Infrastructure Association hired Capitol Counsel to work on support for wireless infrastructure training and apprenticeship programs in broadband legislation and appropriations bills.


FIREARMS 

Palmetto State Armory, a firearms retail and manufacturing company, hired Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to advocate for clarification of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives policy regarding firearm accessories. Craig Metz, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Floyd Spence (D-S.C.), will work on the account.