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Capitol Counsel named former Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsSenate GOP faces retirement brain drain Roy Blunt won't run for Senate seat in 2022 Lobbying world MORE (R-Kan.) a partner. Roberts retired in January after serving four terms in the Senate and eight terms in the House. He was chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee from 2015 until his retirement and previously served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Kountoupes, Denham, Carr & Reid announced that Patrick Hayes, former chief of staff to Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinClose the avenues of foreign meddling Democrats see political winner in tax fight MSNBC's Joy Reid pans Manchin, Sinema as the 'no progress caucus' MORE (D-W.Va.), will join the firm as partner, effective March 15. Hayes left Manchin’s office in 2019 to be senior vice president at telecommunications company Altice USA Inc.

David Peluso was also named a partner at Kountoupes, Denham, Carr & Reid. He previously was chief of staff to Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersDemocrats press Facebook on plans for Instagram for kids GOP lawmakers press social media giants for data on impacts on children's mental health Lawmakers vent frustration in first hearing with tech CEOs since Capitol riot MORE (R-Wash.) for more than three years and before that was chief of staff to Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.).


The American Italian Food Coalition announced that former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.) will serve as the group’s new co-chair. Molinari served three terms in Congress before retiring in 1997. She previously was vice president of public policy at Google from 2012 to 2018.

Arnold & Porter announced that Janice Bashford joined the firm as a senior policy adviser in the legislation and public policy practice. She previously was legislative director and chief counsel to Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth Bass10 Democrats join NAACP lawsuit against Trump Lobbying world Six women who could be California's next senator MORE (D-Calif.) for more than five years and before that was associate director in the executive office of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserPence pleaded with military officials to 'clear the Capitol' on Jan. 6: AP The Hill's Morning Report - Biden, McConnell agree on vaccines, clash over infrastructure Washington, D.C. to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those ages 16 and older MORE (D).

Federal Hall Policy Advisors LLC named Karolina Arias a partner. She previously was staff director for Democrats on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee for Securities, Insurance and Investment. Before that she was principal financial services policy adviser to Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenLawmakers struggle with Capitol security after latest attack Democrats torn on Biden's bipartisan pledge Democrats wrestle over tax hikes for infrastructure MORE (D-Md.). 

Susan Fox was promoted to senior vice president of government relations at The Walt Disney Co. She previously was a vice president and has been with the company for more than 20 years. Before that, she was senior legal adviser for former Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard during the Clinton administration.