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AUTOMOTIVE

General Motors Co. hired Missy Edwards Strategies LLC and Fierce Government Relations to work on issues such as electric vehicles, self-driving vehicles, trade, safety, infrastructure, cyber privacy, sustainability, financial services and telecommunications. Missy Edwards, former legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranBottom line Bottom line Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future MORE (R-Miss.), will work on one of the accounts, while Aleix Jarvis, former legislative director to Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWall Street spent .9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study Biden aide: Ability to collect daily intel in Afghanistan 'will diminish' Leaving Afghanistan: Is it victory or defeat? MORE (R-S.C.), and Kirk Blalock, who was White House deputy director of public liaison under former President George W. Bush, will work on the other.

Hyundai Motor Co. hired K&L Gates LLP to work on issues related to legislative and executive actions affecting the automotive industry. Former Rep. Barton Gordon (D-Tenn.) and Stacy Ettinger, former senior legal and policy adviser to Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPew poll: 50 percent approve of Democrats in Congress Former state Rep. Vernon Jones launches challenge to Kemp in Georgia Schumer lays groundwork for future filibuster reform MORE (N.Y.), will work on the account.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

T-Mobile US Inc. hired Holland & Knight LLP to work on tax and telecommunications issues. Todd Wooten, former professional staff to Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account. 


AEROSPACE

Airbus Americas Inc. hired Peck Madigan Jones to work on trade issues between the European Union and United States, as well as aerospace environmental issues and defense appropriations. Tim Molino, former counsel for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sean Richardson, former chief of staff to Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden nominates former NSA deputy director to serve as cyber czar | Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after all | Biden pressed on semiconductor production amid shortage Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after pushback from Klobuchar, Lee Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn.), will work on the account.

Airbus Americas also hired Invariant Government Relations to educate members of Congress on Airbus’s presence in the United States. Noah Kowalski, former legislative correspondence manager to Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandIntelligence leaders warn of threats from China, domestic terrorism Jon Stewart accuses VA of being 'an obstacle' to burn pits medical care Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left MORE (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.


AGRICULTURE

The U.S. Beet Sugar Association hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on issues related to the farm bill, climate, trade and agriculture. Ryan McConaghy, former assistant secretary for Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), and Jeff Forbes, former staff director for Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.