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• Kate Renz, who was previously working on trade issues for outgoing Rep. Bruce PoliquinBruce Lee PoliquinThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority Maine governor certifies Dem's win in disputed House race, but calls it 'stolen election' GOP lawmaker to drop challenge to Maine's new voting system MORE (R-Maine), was recently named director of government and regulatory affairs for Pitney Bowes. “Pitney Bowes is becoming a leader in e-commerce so I’m going to be focusing largely on trade issues in e-commerce,” Renz told The Hill.  “We’re working on those trade issues to help ensure that Pitney Bowes and our clients are able to navigate the global marketplace.”

She added that Pitney Bowes also works with the Postal Service and “will continue to work with Congress to come up with bipartisan proposals for postal reform.”

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She was legislative counsel and senior legislative assistant for Poliquin since he first came to Congress in 2015. Before that, she worked for Maine Sens. Angus KingAngus Stanley KingOvernight Defense: Senate rejects border emergency in rebuke to Trump | Acting Pentagon chief grilled on wall funding | Warren confronts chief over war fund budget Shanahan grilled on Pentagon's border wall funding Senators offer bipartisan bill to fix 'retail glitch' in GOP tax law MORE (I) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks Overnight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O'Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all Dem group launches ads attacking Trump's 'hypocrisy on Medicare and Medicaid cuts' MORE (R).

• Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP named Kathleen Benway as a partner. She was previously chief of staff at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Benway will be working on privacy issues, data security and consumer protection policy.

• Robert Lewis Jr. has founded a government relations firm, The Van Aucker Group LLC, which will specialize in banking, financial services, housing, insurance, privacy and tax policy. He previously was the vice president of financial services for the American Council of Life Insurers. Lewis got his start in Washington as a legislative assistant to former Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.)

• Tina Tower was recently named Amazon’s program manager for U.S. public policy. She was Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Overnight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars Why is my party prioritizing an extreme environmental agenda? MORE’s (D-Mass.) deputy scheduler and assistant to the chief of staff. She joins other former congressional aides who have joined the tech company: LaDavia Drane, who was Rep. Yvette ClarkeYvette Diane ClarkeDem rep says her constituents were 'very pained' by Omar comments Dem lawmaker wants to hear Trump's views on how 5G could affect border wall Lawmakers eager for 5G breakthrough MORE’s (D-N.Y.) chief of staff, and Tony Clair, who was Rep. G.K. ButterfieldGeorge (G.K.) Kenneth ButterfieldDems mock Trump's pitch for Fourth of July celebration Winners and losers in the border security deal Pelosi runs tight ship as more stormy waters await MORE’s (D-N.C.) chief of staff. They are working on diversity issues.