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HEALTH CARE

UnitedHealth Group Inc. hired Hannegan Landau Poersch & Rosenbaum Advocacy LLC to work on issues related to the coronavirus, Medicare and Medicaid and pharmacy benefits. Jerr Rosenbaum, former legislative director to Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Manchin vows that he won't vote to kill filibuster 'under any condition' Leahy, not Roberts, to preside over impeachment trial MORE (R-Texas), and Christina McGarry, former legislative assistant to Rep. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartEPA sued over plans to give Florida authority over managing wetlands, waterways Bottom line READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Fla.), will work on the account.

Oxford Immunotec USA, a COVID-19 test kit production company, hired The Majority Group to work on test identification, prevention and production issues. Bradley Cheney, former chief of staff to Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanBottom line 150 House Democrats support Biden push to reenter Iran nuclear deal Democrats elect Meeks as first Black Foreign Affairs chairman MORE (D-Calif.), will work on the account.

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TRANSPORTATION

Joby Aviation hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on issues related to an Energy Department loan program, Defense appropriations and the Federal Aviation Administration's fiscal year 2023 reauthorization. Rick Murphy, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteBottom line Seven Senate races to watch in 2022 Bottom line MORE (R-N.H.), and Rachel Miller, former legislative assistant to Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinHillicon Valley: Intelligence agency gathers US smartphone location data without warrants, memo says | Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian hack on DOJ, courts | Airbnb offers Biden administration help with vaccine distribution Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE (D-Calif.), will work on the account.

The Colorado Department of Transportation hired Signal Group Consulting to work on issues related to transportation policy and appropriations. Blake Androff, former executive director of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, will work on the account.


ENERGY

NW Natural, an Oregon-based natural gas company, hired Thorn Run Partners to work on issues that promote renewable hydrogen and renewable natural gas. Paul Bock, former counsel for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and chief of staff to ex-Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), will work on the account.


HOUSING

Atlantic Housing Partners, a real estate construction and development services company, hired GrayRobinson PA to work on issues related to low-income housing tax credits and COVID-19 relief legislation. Doyle Bartlett, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.), and Chris McCannell, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyBottom line Biden's gain is Democratic baseball's loss with Cedric Richmond Business groups breathe sigh of relief over prospect of divided government MORE (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.