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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 MulvaneyOn The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill New poll finds little GOP support for spending cuts to specific federal programs 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 MillerSupporting the military means supporting military spouses Helping veterans who suffer from substance use or mental health disorders Memorial Day: 5 ways to honor those who gave their lives serving our country 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 MoranBottom line Qatari embassy's correspondents weekend party light on jokes, big on dancing Spicer defends Trump's White House correspondents dinner boycott 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 YoungIndiana GOP Rep. Brooks says she won't seek reelection Indiana GOP Rep. Brooks says she won't seek reelection Tillis dodges primary challenge in NC MORE (R-Ind.), will work on the account, along with others.