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Cindy Brown has joined Forbes Tate Partners as a partner. She has previously worked at West Front Strategies, served as the vice president for legislative strategies at the Campaign to Fix the Debt, was a principal at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, then known as Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, and worked as the chief of staff to Rep. Ron KindRonald (Ron) James KindAllow HSA dollars to be used for over-the-counter drugs Repeal of medical device tax would support medical technology innovation On The Money: Commerce to review uranium imports | Lawmakers urge Trump not to impose auto tariffs | White House wants steeper cuts to EPA funding | Google hit with massive B fine MORE (D-Wis.).

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld hired Brendan Dunn away from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Kavanaugh accuser set to testify Thursday McConnell told Trump criticism of Kavanaugh accuser isn't helpful: report MORE (R-Ky.). Dunn served as McConnell’s chief adviser and also worked with GOP leadership on tax, trade and financial services issues. Before that, Dunn worked as special counsel and the general counsel of the Senate Finance Committee. He begins his new role on May 24. 

Capitol Counsel has founded a new trade practice. Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyLobbying world Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership MORE (R-La.) will serve as chairman of the practice, and Josh Kardon, former chief of staff to Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenHillicon Valley: NYT says Rosenstein wanted to wear wire on Trump | Twitter bug shared some private messages | Vendor put remote-access software on voting machines | Paypal cuts ties with Infowars | Google warned senators about foreign hacks Overnight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Google says senators' Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers MORE (D-Ore.), will serve as co-chairman. Others from the firm — Bruce Hirsh, a former senior official in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Martin Gold — will also be involved.

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Rebecca Spicer, who runs communications for the National Beer Wholesalers Association, will be joining Airlines for America (A4A) as its senior vice president of communications. She starts at A4A next month. Her previous experience includes serving as associate director of communications for the George W. Bush administration and working for more than a decade in television news.


• Banking giant HSBC has named former Treasury Department official Matt Kellogg its senior vice president for public affairs in its Washington office. Kellogg will be part of the company’s global public policy and government relations team, “responsible for coordinating prudential bank regulatory activity in the United States.” He comes from the Treasury Department, where he served as deputy assistant secretary of banking and finance within the Office of Legislative Affairs. Before that, Kellogg worked as a senior policy adviser and counsel to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R-Calif.) and as general counsel at the Independent Petroleum Association of America.