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• MEDICAL DEVICES. In an effort to repeal the medical device tax, Advanced Medical Technology Association has hired Williams and Jensen. They will also work on general education to advance policies that support innovation in the medical device industry, according to lobbying disclosures. Lobbyists on the account include Cheryl Jaeger, who was former House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorPelosi warns GOP: Next president could declare national emergency on guns Ousted GOP lawmaker David Brat named dean at Liberty University business school Trump, GOP seek to shift blame for shutdown to Pelosi MORE’s (R-Va.) senior policy adviser; Susan Hirschmann, who was chief of staff to former Rep. Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.); and Karina Lynch, who worked on the Senate Aging Committee.

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• POSTAL SERVICE. The United Postmasters and Managers of America, which is a professional association representing U.S. Postal Service employees, hired lobbyists recently to help with postal service reform, federal employee retirement benefits and federal employee health-care benefits, according to disclosures. Eris Group, formerly known as Bartlett & Bendall, signed with the association. Doyle Bartlett, onetime chief of staff to former Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.), will work on the account, as well as Chris McCannell, who worked for House Democrats including Reps. Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters Winners and losers in the border security deal MORE (Md.) and Joseph Crowley (N.Y.). The group also signed Imperium Global Advisors. Joel Riethmiller, who worked as deputy chief of staff to former Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), as well as Brian McLaughlin, who worked for the Senate Homeland Security Committee, will work on the account.

• RAILROADS. Monument Policy Group has signed on to work with Texas Central Rail Holdings, located in Dallas, on the development of a high-speed rail system in Texas, according to disclosures. They will focus on policy and permitting issues related to construction. Lobbyists on the account include C. Stewart Verdery, who worked as the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary and consultant; T.A. Hawks, who worked for the Senate Agriculture Committee and former Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranTop 5 races to watch in 2019 Bottom Line Races Dems narrowly lost show party needs to return to Howard Dean’s 50 state strategy MORE (R-Miss.); and Kimberly Ellis, who worked as legislative director for Texas Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradySmaller tax refunds put GOP on defensive Key author of GOP tax law joins Ernst and Young Lawmakers beat lobbyists at charity hockey game MORE (R).