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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 LoweyOvernight Defense: Trump weighs leaving some troops in Syria to 'secure the oil' | US has pulled 2,000 troops from Afghanistan | Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan, Jordan Trump officials say aid to Puerto Rico was knowingly stalled after Hurricane Maria McConnell tees up government funding votes amid stalemate MORE (D-N.Y.); Andrew King, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Defense: Trump weighs leaving some troops in Syria to 'secure the oil' | US has pulled 2,000 troops from Afghanistan | Pelosi leads delegation to Afghanistan, Jordan US troops leaving Syria cross into Iraq Graham says he's open-minded on supporting impeachment: 'Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime' MORE (R-S.C.); and Kerry O’Brien, former legislative director to Rep. Bill KeatingWilliam (Bill) Richard KeatingWHIP LIST: The 228 House Democrats backing an impeachment inquiry Bottom Line Foreign Affairs chairman: US military intervention in Venezuela 'not an option' 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 RyanAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights Three-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate 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 PriceIndustrial food system is at the heart of biodiversity degradation and climate change Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia The Hill's Campaign Report: Impeachment fight poses risks to both Trump, Dems 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 WagnerOn The Money: Tax, loan documents for Trump properties reportedly showed inconsistencies | Tensions flare as Dems hammer Trump consumer chief | Critics pounce as Facebook crypto project stumbles Tensions flare as Democrats urge consumer bureau to boost penalties Federal aid is reaching storm-damaged communities too late MORE (R-Mo.) will work on the account.