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ENERGY

Utility company Xcel Energy Inc. hired Lincoln Policy Group to lobby on renewable energy tax issues. Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) will work on the account.

​The Sierra Club hired Cordone Consulting LLC to help develop a program within the Department of Agriculture to help rural electric cooperatives transition from coal to renewable sources of fuel. Jonathan Cordone, who served as deputy under secretary for farm and foreign agricultural services at the Department of Agriculture in the Obama administration, will work on the account.

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Vietnamese energy investment company Gen X Energy LLC hired Forbes Tate Partners to lobby on issues related to energy investments in Vietnam. Ryan McConaghy, former senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocratic frustration with Sinema rises Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race Guns Down America's leader says Biden 'has simply not done enough' on gun control MORE (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY

Facial recognition firm Clearview AI hired American Defense International to promote facial recognition technology. Catherine ​Edmonson, former chief of staff to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), will work on the account.

Roku Inc. hired Tiber Creek Group to lobby on issues related to the technology industry, including competition in the digital and streaming marketplaces. Tim Molino, former counsel for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, will work on the account.


HEALTH CARE

The ​Future of Pharmacy Coalition hired Venn Strategies to lobby for Medicare coverage of pharmacy services during and after the pandemic. Elizabeth Lee, former legislative aide to Sen. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinProgressives push back on decision to shrink Biden's paid family leave program Building back better by investing in workers and communities The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate nears surprise deal on short-term debt ceiling hike MORE (D-Wis.), will work on the account.


ATHLETICS

The Coalition of Professional Minor Hockey Leagues hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to push for emergency assistance for minor professional hockey teams hurt by the pandemic. Ed Pagano, former Senate liaison and deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs for the Obama White House, will work on the account.