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BEER. Silver Eagle Distributors, a distributor for Anheuser-Busch and independent beers, recently hired Federal Advocates to work on federal legislation and regulatory issues related to the U.S. beverage industry, particularly on matters dealing with distribution, according to disclosures. Former Rep. Chris Carney (D-Pa.) will work on the account, as will Michael Stroud, former deputy chief counsel of the House Homeland Security Committee. 

GENDER INEQUALITY. The Population Institute, a nonprofit working to promote access to family planning information, education and services, signed Glover Park Group to work on lobbying related to gender inequality and rapid population growth in the Sahel region of Africa. Tod Preston, former senior legislative assistant to Rep. Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyHouse approves bill increasing federal worker pay House Democrats unveil changes to border bill to win over progressives Congress unlikely to reach deal on Trump border bill before break MORE (D-N.Y.); Andrew King, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBooker calls for hearings on reports of ICE using solitary confinement GOP lays debate trap for 2020 Democrats Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales MORE (R-S.C.); and Kerry O’Brien, former legislative director to Rep. Bill KeatingWilliam (Bill) Richard KeatingBottom Line Foreign Affairs chairman: US military intervention in Venezuela 'not an option' Seniors are big winners in House elections MORE (D-Mass.) will work on the account.

CANNABIS. The National Cannabis Roundtable signed Squire Patton Boggs to work on federal law and policy governing medical research, financial transactions and tax deductions applicable to cannabis and on allowing states and territories to set and enforce their own laws governing cannabis use. Bret Boyles, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Natasha Hammond, former assistant for policy to former Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanBooker prepping for first 2020 debate with bicep curls Democratic debates: What the top candidates need to do Paul Ryan praises Trump: 'He's not taking any crap' MORE (R-Wis.) will work on the account.

HEALTH CARE. Health-E Commerce hired Advanced Policy Consulting to work on tax and health care issues as they relate to flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts, as well as advocating for the protection and expansion of these accounts. Matt McGinley, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceChaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently Leaked Trump transition vetting documents show numerous officials with 'red flags': Axios Democrats constantly overlook conservative solutions to fix our broken health care MORE (R-Ga.), will work on the account.

TRADE. The Texas-based economic development and policy advocacy company The Borderplex Alliance hired Doucet Consulting Solutions to work on passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Shane Doucet, onetime legislative assistant to former Rep. Chris John (D-La.) will work on the account.

BIO WASTE. Husch Blackwell Strategies signed Safety Tree Service - Sequest Wood Waste Solutions, a Missouri-based company, to work on issues related to federal grants and appropriations for bio waste technology and machinery. Christian Morgan, former chief of staff to Rep. Ann WagnerAnn Louise WagnerA true believer in diversity, inclusion GOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates Republicans offer 'free market alternative' to paid family leave MORE (R-Mo.) will work on the account.