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• Kate Renz, who was previously working on trade issues for outgoing Rep. Bruce PoliquinBruce Lee PoliquinThe Hill's Morning Report - Mass shootings put spotlight on Trump, Congress Ex-GOP lawmaker from Maine says he won't run for his old seat in 2020 Making the case for ranked-choice voting 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: Dems grill Trump Army, Air Force picks | House chair subpoenas Trump Afghanistan negotiator | Trump officials release military aid to Ukraine Democrats grill Army, Air Force nominees on military funding for border wall Bipartisan panel to issue recommendations for defending US against cyberattacks early next year MORE (I) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret Collins10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable GOP braces for impeachment brawl Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria 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 MarkeyDemocrats urge Rick Perry not to roll back lightbulb efficiency rules Ocasio-Cortez taps supporters for donations as former primary opponent pitches for Kennedy Rep. Joe Kennedy has history on his side in Senate bid 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 ClarkeA dozen House Democrats call on EU ambassador to resign amid Ukraine scandal Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg implores Congress to do more on school shootings Inside the progressive hunt for vulnerable House Democrats MORE’s (D-N.Y.) chief of staff, and Tony Clair, who was Rep. G.K. ButterfieldGeorge (G.K.) Kenneth ButterfieldDemocrats see whistleblower report as smoking gun Democrats dread Kennedy-Markey showdown in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's new controversy MORE’s (D-N.C.) chief of staff. They are working on diversity issues.