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TRADE. Citigroup Washington recently hired Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas to work on President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE’s new North American trade agreement, financial reform rules, housing finance reform, cybersecurity legislation, privacy legislation and anti–money laundering legislation, according to disclosures. David Castagnetti, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Overnight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Congress gives McCain the highest honor MORE (D-Mont.), and David Thomas, former chief of staff to Rep. Zoe LofgrenZoe Ellen LofgrenThis week: Tensions flare over Schiff, impeachment inquiry Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg defends handling of misinformation in political ads | Biden camp hits Zuckerberg over remarks | Dem bill would jail tech execs for lying about privacy | Consumer safety agency accidentally disclosed personal data House panel pushes forward election security legislation MORE (D-Calif.), among others, will work on the account.

Lobbying firm Ridge Policy Group hired Pennsylvania-based firm Harvey Run Strategies on behalf of Almo, which distributes appliances and consumer electronics, to lobby on issues relating to tariffs on Chinese goods. Former Rep. Pat MeehanPatrick (Pat) Leo MeehanBottom line Freshman lawmaker jokes about pace of Washington politics Many authors of GOP tax law will not be returning to Congress MORE (R-Pa.), who left Congress in April 2018, will work on the account.

General Cable, an energy and telecommunications company based in Kentucky, hired Frost Brown Todd LLC to work on tariffs. Jonathan Miller, former secretary of finance and administration for Kentucky, among others, will work on the account.

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FUNDING. The South Carolina Ports Authority hired Neale Creek to work on lobbying related to the port authority’s appropriations and budget requests. Andrew King, former deputy chief of staff to Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate MORE (R-S.C.), will work on the account.

INFRASTRUCTURE. The City of San Clemente , Calif., hired Warwick Group Consultants to work on Corps of Engineers and construction funding issues. Howard Marlowe, former counsel to a Senate Finance subcommittee, among others, will work on the account.

ARTS. The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles hired Schagrin Associates to work on the appropriatsion bills covering the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Labor, Education and Health and Human Services, as well as legislation to reauthorize the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, among other policy issues. Kathleen Hatfield, former legislative counsel to former Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), will work on the account.

The Good Samaritan Hospital, a nonprofit community hospital based in Los Angeles, also hired Schagrin Associates to work on the homeland security, defense, interior, transportation, agriculture and housing and urban development appropriations bills, as well as other policy areas. Hatfield will also work on the account.