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INFRASTRUCTURE

Hitachi Ltd. hired Becker & Poliakoff P.A. to work on issues pertaining to infrastructure, power grids, trade and broadband. Omar Franco, former chief of staff to Rep. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartAnother voice of reason retires Defense contractors ramp up donations to GOP election objectors Bottom line MORE (R-Fla.), and Anthony Bedell, former deputy assistant secretary at the Transportation Department under former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE, will work on the account.

Suez North America, a New Jersey-based energy and utilities company, hired Mercury Public Affairs to work on water provisions in the upcoming infrastructure package. Michael Soliman, former staff director to Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezDems block Cruz's Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill Overnight Defense & National Security — Differences remain between NATO, Russia Senate Democrats unveil bill sanctioning Russia over Ukraine MORE (D-N.J.), will work on the account.

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MEDIA 

iHeartMedia Inc. hired Becker & Poliakoff P.A. to work on tax provisions and music licensing issues. Omar Franco and Bert Gomez, former senior vice president at Univision Communications, will work on the account.


HEALTH CARE 

PSC Biotech hired The Vogel Group to work on policy guidance on increasing manufacturing in the life sciences domestically. Alex Vogel, former chief counsel to ex-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), will work on the account. 


CORONAVIRUS RELIEF 

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. hired Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP to work on reimbursement and regulatory issues related to assisted and independent living and COVID-19 related legislation. Kristine Blackwood, former deputy director for congressional oversight at the Department of Health and Human Services under former President Obama, will work on the account.

Oto Analytics Inc. hired Invariant LLC to educate members on the impact and implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program and to monitor legislative and regulatory efforts affecting it. Maia Hunt Estes, former chief of staff to Rep. Anthony BrownAnthony Gregory BrownFormer Maryland rep announces bid for old House seat FBI informant who reported abuse in LA jails getting M payout Jan. 6 brings Democrats, Cheneys together — with GOP mostly absent MORE (D-Md.), will work on the account.


VETERANS 

Progress for Bakersfield Veterans LLC hired The Vogel Group to work on advocacy related to government leasing with respect to veterans’ care. Alex Vogel also work on the account.