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INFRASTRUCTURE. Nonprofit tourist service provider Navy Pier recently hired Invariant to work on federal funding for infrastructure development and tourism promotion issues, according to disclosures. Nicole Venable, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.); Annie Palisi, former chief of staff to former Rep. Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackBottom line Overnight Health Care: Anti-abortion Democrats take heat from party | More states sue Purdue over opioid epidemic | 1 in 4 in poll say high costs led them to skip medical care Lamar Alexander's exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee MORE (R-Tenn.); and Mark Friedmann, former director of operations at the Office of Presidential Personnel, will work on the account.

HOMELAND SECURITY. Benchmark Electronics Inc. hired Westmoreland160 LLC to work on mobile video surveillance systems and homeland security appropriations issues. William Rice, onetime military legislative assistant to former Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), will work on the account.

ENVIRONMENT. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, an environmental sustainability company based in New Orleans, hired the Picard Group to work on crab trap removal programs, water quality, sewage and runoff, and coastal restoration and mitigation issues. Hunter Hall, former regional director to Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyKey House and Senate health leaders reach deal to stop surprise medical bills GOP senators unveil bill to expand 'opportunity zone' reporting requirements Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to allow new parents to advance tax credits MORE (R-La.), will work on the account.

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TRADE. Progressive Packaging Solutions Inc. hired Winning Strategies Washington to work on trade issues. Chelsey Hickman, former chief of staff to Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerICE emerges as stumbling block in government funding talks Congress hunts for path out of spending stalemate This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Texas), will work on the account.

LABOR. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, based in D.C., hired 1600 GROUP LLC to work on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act. Bradley Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, will work on the account.