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• ENERGY. Blank Rome Government Relations has contracted with the Gas Processors Association. The firm will lobby on behalf of the trade group on “issues relating to the natural gas industry,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Ashley Davis, former special assistant to ex-Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; Malloy McDaniel, a former policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE (R-Ky.); and C.J. Zane, ex-chief of staff for Rep. Don YoungDonald (Don) Edwin YoungFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum House Democratic campaign leader predicts bigger majority Young wins Alaska GOP House primary MORE (R-Alaska), are on the account.
 
• ENVIRONMENT. Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, Ark., has hired Hargraves Consulting to lobby on “environmental issues.” Lucas Hargraves and Amanda Story are on the account for the camp.
 

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• HEALTHCARE. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based drug manufacturer, has hired Brown Rudnick to lobby on the FDA Safety Over Sequestration Act as well as “track and trace” legislation. Christopher Bowlin, former health and domestic policy adviser to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcSally says current Senate should vote on Trump nominee Say what you will about the presidential candidates, as long as it isn't 'They're too old' The electoral reality that the media ignores MORE (R-Ariz.); Lisa Layman, once a senior policy adviser to Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump rollbacks could add 1.8 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions over 15 years: analysis | Intensifying natural disasters do little to move needle on climate efforts | Experts warn wildfire smoke could worsen COVID-19 GAO report finds brokers offered false info on coverage for pre-existing conditions Democrats back away from quick reversal of Trump tax cuts MORE (D-Mich.); and Henry Menn, minority staff director and counsel for the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, are representing the company.
 
The pharmaceutical company Eisai Inc. has turned to a former top House Democratic aide for lobbying help. Now at Forbes-Tate, Libby Greer, once chief of staff to ex-Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), will lobby for the company on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013 as well as the DEA scheduling of pharmaceuticals.
 
• LABOR. A former Republican senator from Minnesota has lobbied for legislation to ban workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Norm Coleman of Hogan Lovells signed up for American Unity Fund, a conservative group that advances gay rights, to lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which passed the Senate earlier this month.
 
• TRADE. A Quebec food and beverage company is making its voice heard stateside. Lassonde Industries Inc. has hired Squire Sanders Public Advocacy for “advocacy in support of passage of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill and with respect to U.S.-Canada issues.” David Spooner, once a senior Commerce Department official, and Brian Woolfolk, former minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, are lobbying for the company.