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TECHNOLOGY 

Apple Inc. hired Team Hallahan LLC to work on commerce, justice and science appropriations and funding for the CHIPs Act, which would restore semiconductor manufacturing back to the U.S. Kate Hallahan, former House of Representatives Democratic clerk from 2006 to 2016, will work on the account.


DEFENSE 

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Raytheon Technologies Corp. hired Crossroads Strategies to work on policies and funding related to commercial aerospace, defense programs, homeland security, transportation, and appropriations and national defense authorization processes for fiscal 2022. Former Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), and John Breaux (D-La.) will work on the account.


HEALTH CARE

Pharmaceutical company RocketVax AG hired Ballard Partners to work on funding opportunities for potential COVID-19 vaccines. Brian Ballard, former chairman of Trump Victory, and Trent Morse, former White House liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services during the Trump administration, will work on the account.

Pharmaceutical company Valneva USA Inc. hired Covington & Burling LLP to work on coverage of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccines. Gary Heimberg, former professional staff member for Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will work on the account.


CORONAVIRUS RELIEF 

Sporting goods and apparel company StringKing hired American Continental Group to work on support for COVID-19 recovery efforts. Patrick Grant, former counsel to Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee, and Eriade Williams, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.), will work on the account.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Managed Funds Association hired Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP to work on issues related to market rules and structure and the regulation of investment advisers. Mark Epley, former senior adviser and general counsel to ex-Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan to host fundraiser for Cheney amid GOP tensions Boehner book jacket teases slams against Cruz, Trump CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be MORE (R-Wis.), and Marne Marotta, former legislative assistant to Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Murkowski votes with Senate panel to advance Haaland nomination Interior Department reverses Trump policy that it says improperly restricted science MORE (R-Wyo.), will work on the account.

The Bank Policy Institute hired Van Scoyoc Associates to work on cybersecurity, national security, and intelligence related issues. Norma Krayem, who was deputy chief of staff at the Transportation Department during the Clinton administration, will work on the account.