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LABOR

The Service Employees International Union hired Pioneer Public Affairs to advocate on issues related to labor policy and Senate procedure for President BidenJoe BidenBiden authorizes up to 0M for Afghan refugees Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE's American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. Charlie Ellsworth, former budget and appropriations legislative assistant to Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerMcConnell pushes vaccines, but GOP muddles his message Biden administration stokes frustration over Canada Schumer blasts McCarthy for picking people who 'supported the big lie' for Jan. 6 panel MORE (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.

HEALTH CARE

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The American Optometric Association hired Mayer Brown LLP to work on administrative and legislative monitoring and outreach to the Federal Trade Commission, as well as monitoring and outreach on issues related to COVID-19 response. Jonathan Becker, former chief of staff to Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks Competition laws could be a death knell for startup mergers and acquisitions Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises MORE (D-Minn.), will work on the account.

 

EDUCATION

Missouri State University hired Husch Blackwell Strategies to work on issues related to fiscal year 2022 appropriations and higher education policy. Gregg Hartley, former chief of staff to then-Rep. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntThe Hill's Morning Report - Will Schumer back down on his deadline? GOP fumes over Schumer hardball strategy Cybersecurity bills gain new urgency after rash of attacks MORE (R-Mo.), will work on the account.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Rebuild the Dream hired Meeks, Butera & Israel PLLC to work on economic, social and criminal justice reform issues. Ja’Ron Smith, former legislative assistant to Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Biden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the police are lying The Hill's Morning Report - Surging COVID-19 infections loom over US, Olympics MORE (R-S.C.), will work on the account.

ENVIRONMENT

Alliance for Water Efficiency hired Kadesh & Associates LLC to work on issues around Environmental Protection Agency programs, funding for water efficiency and conservation, and tax treatment of water conservation rebates. Christian Kierig, former legislative assistant to Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinBiden signs bill to bolster crime victims fund Stripping opportunity from DC's children Progressive groups ask for town hall with Feinstein to talk filibuster MORE (D-Calif.), will work on the account.

Avangrid Inc. hired Ogilvy Government Relations to work on issues related to offshore wind and issues related to electric transmission. Karissa Willhite, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezLobbying world This week: Congress starts summer sprint The Innovation and Competition Act is progressive policy MORE (D-N.J.), will work on the account.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Modern Nitrile LLC hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on issues related to infrastructure development. Barrett Thornhill, former legislative assistant to Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoHow Sen. Graham can help fix the labor shortage with commonsense immigration reform Lobbying world On The Money: Biden fires head of Social Security Administration | IRS scandals haunt Biden push for more funding MORE (R-Idaho), will work on the account.