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BIODIESEL. Capitol Counsel has signed on to work with two new clients, Delek US Holdings Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., according to lobbying disclosures. At the firm, former Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyMarch tariff increase would cost 934K jobs, advocacy group says Bottom Line On The Money: US adds 155k jobs in November | Unemployment holds at 3.7 percent | Wage growth strengthening | Trump signs stopgap spending bill delaying shutdown MORE Jr. (R-La.) and former House Ways and Means Committee chief tax counsel David Olander will be working for Delek US Holdings on issues related to the extension of the biodiesel tax credit. Delek US is a Tennessee company that works on downstream energy, petroleum refining, logistics, biofuels and retailing. Vertex Pharmaceuticals hired Capitol Counsel to monitor and advocate on matters related to the pharmaceutical industry.  Ann Jablon, former chief of staff to Rep. Richard NealRichard Edmund NealOn The Money: Liberal groups pressure Dems over Trump's tax returns | Top Trump economist says tax cuts powering economy | Trump Jr. slams Theresa May over Brexit delay | Watchdog warns of 'rosy' assumptions in Trump budget Liberal groups step up pressure on Dems to request Trump's tax returns The retirement crisis is real MORE (D-Mass.), will work on the account.

MEDICARE. MolecularMD, an Oregon-based health-care diagnostics company, recently hired McDermott+Consulting to work on Medicare payments for clinical diagnostic laboratory services, according to disclosures. Rachel Stauffer, former health policy director for Rep. Diana DeGetteDiana Louise DeGetteOvernight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — FDA issues proposal to limit sales of flavored e-cigs | Trump health chief gets grilling | Divisions emerge over House drug pricing bills | Dems launch investigation into short-term health plans Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Dems push Pelosi on bill allowing federal funding of abortion | Key Republican says Dems left him out of drug pricing talks | Court upholds Ohio law to defund Planned Parenthood | Trump taps acting FDA chief House Dems to push Pelosi for vote on bill that would allow federal funding of abortion MORE (D-Colo.) will work on the account.

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ENERGY. Ensida Energy Corp., a Florida-based alternative fuel vehicle developer, recently hired renewable energy lobbying firm Liebman & Associates to work on clean and sustainable energy technology research, development and demonstration, according to disclosures. Murray Liebman, the firm’s founder, will work on the account.

WATER. Kadesh & Associates has signed on to work with the Irvine Ranch Water District in California, according to disclosures. The firm will focus on water and wastewater infrastructure and funding the Title XVI federal water storage program, which provides funds for water-reuse projects in Western states. Mark Kadesh and Christian Kierig, former aides to California Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGOP lawmaker offers constitutional amendment capping Supreme Court seats at 9 Overnight Energy: Judge halts drilling on Wyoming public lands over climate change | Dems demand details on Interior's offshore drilling plans | Trump mocks wind power Dem senators demand offshore drilling info before Bernhardt confirmation hearing MORE (D), will work on the account, along with Dave Ramey, a former aide to California Rep. Ken CalvertKenneth (Ken) Stanton CalvertMORE (R).