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LABOR. The Payroll Group, a trade association representing independent payroll and benefit service providers, recently hired GrayRobinson to work on real-time payments and legislation affecting payroll servicing, according to disclosures. Doyle Bartlett, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Bill McCollum (R-Fla.), and Chris McCannell, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), among others, will work on the account. 

HEALTH CARE. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance hired Monument Advocacy to work on issues related to health care, cancer research, Medicare payment systems, treatment costs and care access for cancer patients. John Murray, former communications director for ex-Rep. Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorThe Democrats' strategy conundrum: a 'movement' or a coalition? The biggest political upsets of the decade Bottom Line MORE (R-Va.); Kimberly Ellis, former legislative director to Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyTrump economic aide says new tax proposal could be unveiled this summer Hoyer: Democratic chairmen trying to bridge divide on surprise medical bills On The Money: House approves Trump USMCA deal in bipartisan vote | Senate sends .4T spending bill to Trump's desk | Why budget watchdogs are howling over the spending deal MORE (R-Texas); and John Mulligan, former chief of staff to Rep. Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithOvernight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall House Armed Services chairman exploring options to stop Trump from taking .2B in DOD funds for wall Pelosi set to send impeachment articles to the Senate next week MORE (D-Wash.), are among those who will work on the account.

Ascension, a health care system, hired McDermott+Consulting to work on issues relating to health care data management and privacy. Rodney Whitlock, former health policy director to Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySenate begins preparations for Trump trial Big Pharma looks to stem losses after trade deal defeat Appeals court skeptical of Trump rule on TV drug ads MORE (R-Iowa), will work on the account.

ANIMALS. Crissy Field Dog Group, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and advocating for responsible dog ownership, hired K&L Gates to work on issues related to dog walking management plans. Former Reps. James Walsh (R-N.Y.) and Jeff DenhamJeffrey (Jeff) John DenhamBottom line Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Former GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company MORE (R-Calif.), among others, will work on the account.

MANUFACTURING. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company hired A1.9 Strategies to work on Defense Department support for strategic development and nonmetal material solutions. Michael Higdon, former chief of staff to Rep. Hal RogersHarold (Hal) Dallas RogersBottom line Appropriators face crucial weekend to reach deal Trump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week MORE (R-Ky.), will work on the account.