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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 WarnerOvernight Defense: Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions | Trump meeting with Ukrainian leader at UN | Trump touts relationship with North Korea's Kim as 'best thing' for US Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg courts critics on Capitol Hill | Amazon makes climate pledge | Senate panel approves 0M for state election security Zuckerberg woos Washington critics during visit 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 hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights EXCLUSIVE: Swing-state voters oppose 'surprise' medical bill legislation, Trump pollster warns Overnight Health Care: Juul's lobbying efforts fall short as Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes | Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism | Poll: Most Democrats want presidential candidate who would build on ObamaCare 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 BluntClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump McConnell support for election security funds leaves Dems declaring victory Paul objection snags confirmation of former McConnell staffer 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 TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE’s transitional team, will work on the account.