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HEALTH CARE

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-BalartBottom line GOP lawmakers ask Biden administration for guidance on reopening cruise industry The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Facebook — Biden delivers 100 million shots in 58 days, doses to neighbors 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 meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Loeffler group targets Democrats with billboards around baseball stadium Warnock raises nearly M since January victory 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 CornynBlack lawmakers warn against complacency after Juneteenth victory The Senate is where dreams go to die Federal government to observe Juneteenth holiday on Friday MORE (R-Texas), and Hazen Marshall, former policy director to then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP increasingly balks at calling Jan. 6 an insurrection Black lawmakers warn against complacency after Juneteenth victory Graham quips key to working with Trump: We both 'like him' 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 PlaskettPlaskett slams GOP rep for saying Black Lives Matter 'doesn't like the old-fashioned family' The 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 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 RichmondTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden faces pressure amid infrastructure negotiations Buttigieg acknowledges 'daylight' between White House, GOP on infrastructure 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 SmithEx-officers acquitted in beating of Black colleague who was undercover at St. Louis protests Bottom line In partisan slugfest, can Chip Roy overcome Trump troubles? 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.