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ENVIRONMENT. Texas-based environmental protection group Waste Control Specialists recently hired BlueWater Strategies to work on reauthorizing the West Valley demonstration project, according to disclosures. West Valley is an operation to dispose of radioactive waste. McKie Campbell, former staff director of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will work on the account.

BUSINESS. The Coalition for Business Development hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to work on general matters relating to business development companies. David Cohen, former professional staff member for the House Financial Services Committee, and Milan Dalal, former senior economic adviser to Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerBipartisan senators urge national security adviser to appoint 5G coordinator Hillicon Valley: Commerce extends Huawei waiver | Senate Dems unveil privacy bill priorities | House funding measure extends surveillance program | Trump to tour Apple factory | GOP bill would restrict US data going to China Klobuchar unveils plan to secure elections as president MORE (D-Va.), among others, will work on the account.

ENERGY. The Renew Financial Group, a tech-enabled financing platform for home improvement based in California, hired Thorn Run Partners to work on issues related to Property Assessed Clean Energy financing. Christopher Lamond, former aide on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will work on the account.


EDUCATION. Vera Institute of Justice, a New York–based nonprofit, hired Crossroads Strategies to work on Pell Grant issues as part of reauthorization for the Higher Education Act. Ben McMakin, former legislative director to Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayDemocrats press Trump officials over drop in ObamaCare signups amid website problems Trump FDA pick dodges questions on Trump's flavored vape ban Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE (D-Wash.), will work on the account.

DEFENSE. Discover Technologies hired Hettinger Strategy Group to work on the National Defense Authorization Act and issues related to Department of Defense software acquisition. Michael Hettinger, former staff director on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, will work on the account.

HEALTH CARE. UnidosUS hired Northfield Strategies to work on health care affordability and access, immigration policy and workforce development and education. Joe Trauger, former senior policy adviser to then-House Republican Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntMichelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Overnight Health Care: Cigarette smoking rates at new low | Spread of vaping illness slowing | Dems in Congress push to block Trump abortion rule MORE (Mo.), will work on the account.

US Imaging Network hired Mercury Public Affairs to work on health care and social assistance issues. Bryan Lanza, former communications director for President TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE’s transitional team, will work on the account.