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3M Co. hired Becker & Poliakoff PA to work on issues related to the Defense Production Act. Omar Franco, former chief of staff to Rep. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartFlorida Republicans push Biden to implement Trump order on Venezuela Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act Bottom line MORE (R-Fla.), and Bert Gomez, former senior vice president at Univision Communications, will work on the account.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization hired Hannegan Landau Poersch & Rosenbaum Advocacy LLC to work on issues concerning access to Medicare hospice benefits, reimbursement for the Medicare hospice benefit, community-based palliative care and advanced care illness management, regulatory relief and COVID relief. Jay Sulzmann, former legislative director to ex-Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonLoeffler leaves door open to 2022 rematch against Warnock Perdue on potential 2022 run: GOP must regain the Senate Bottom line MORE (R-Ga.), will work on the account.

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MANUFACTURING

Ford Motor Co. hired Marshall & Popp LLC to work on government policies affecting the company. Monica Popp, former chief of staff to then-Senate Republican Whip John CornynJohn CornynSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Biden gets involved to help break Senate logjam Overnight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels MORE (R-Texas), and Hazen Marshall, former policy director to then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats near pressure point on nixing filibuster  We need a voting rights workaround Biden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package MORE (R-Ky.), will work on the account.

Sherwin-Williams Co. hired Ogilvy Government Relations to work on issues related to paints and coatings. Jerome Murray, former chief of staff to Del. Stacey PlaskettStacey PlaskettThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Plaskett makes history for Virgin Islands after role in impeachment Stacey Plaskett jabs Cruz over Cancun getaway MORE (D-V.I.), and Chris Giblin, former chief of staff to Rep. John CarterJohn Rice CarterBottom line READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit MORE (R-Texas), will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY

The International Business Machines Corp. hired Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP to work on issues related to quantum computing and the QUEST Act of 2020, which directs the Department of Energy to facilitate access to U.S. quantum computing hardware and quantum computing clouds for research purposes. Smith and Virgil Miller, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondPadilla has 'big Chuck Taylors to fill' in replacing Harris Bottom line Biden pledges action on guns amid resistance MORE (D-La.), will work on the account.

Software company Salesforce.com Inc. hired Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP to work on issues related to IT and software utilization throughout the federal government. Former Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) will work on the account.

Texas-based technology company Garrett Electronics Inc. hired Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP to work on small business and domestic production related government contracting issues. Former Rep. Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithBottom line In partisan slugfest, can Chip Roy overcome Trump troubles? OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups | Kudlow: 'No sector worse hurt than energy' during pandemic | Trump pledges 'no politics' in Pebble Mine review MORE (R-Texas) and Sam Olswanger, former legislative aide to Rep. Daniel WebsterDaniel Alan WebsterMellman: A Republican betrayal Bottom line Republican senators and courage MORE (R-Fla.), will work on the account.