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WATER. The Environmental Defense Action Fund recently hired Capitol Strategies to work on drought-related matters in the Colorado River Basin, including drought contingency planning and fiscal 2020 appropriations, according to disclosures. Steven Bloch, former aide to ex-Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), will work on the account.

TOBACCO. Tobacco producer company Altria Client Services hired Mercury Public Affairs to work on tobacco regulatory issues. Al Simpson, former chief of staff to then-Rep. Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyDemocrats see Mulvaney as smoking gun witness at Trump trial Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president Trump legal team launches impeachment defense MORE (R-S.C.), will work on the account.

VETERANS. Arizona-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance hired McDermott Will & Emery to work on efforts to implement the VA Mission Act, which establishes a permanent community care program for veterans, among other reforms. Former Rep. Jeff MillerJefferson (Jeff) Bingham Miller'Influencers' are ruining public lands — all for Instagram photo ops Hillicon Valley: FBI to now notify state officials of cyber breaches | Pelosi rips 'shameful' Facebook | 5G group beefs up lobby team | Spotify unveils playlists for pets 5G group beefs up lobby team MORE (R-Fla.) will work on the account.

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McDermott Will & Emery was also signed by Texas-based Veterans Evaluation Services to work on efforts to ensure that veterans have access to medical disability evaluation services. Miller will also work on that account along with former Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranLawmakers toast Greta Van Susteren's new show Star-studded cast to perform play based on Mueller report DC theatre to host 11-hour reading of the Mueller report MORE (D-Va.).

MINES. Innovative Wireless Technologies Inc. hired Holland & Knight to work on mine safety and mine rescue research and procurement. Jodi Richards, former staff director to then-Rep. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungRestlessness, light rule-breaking and milk spotted on Senate floor as impeachment trial rolls on Impeachment trial forces senators to scrap fundraisers Iran resolution supporters fear impeachment will put it on back burner MORE (R-Ind.), will work on the account, along with others.