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Capitol Counsel named former Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsBob Dole, Pat Roberts endorse Kansas AG Derek Schmidt for governor Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain 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 ManchinWhy Biden's Interior Department isn't shutting down oil and gas Overnight Energy: Senate panel advances controversial public lands nominee | Nevada Democrat introduces bill requiring feds to develop fire management plan | NJ requiring public water systems to replace lead pipes in 10 years Transit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal 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 RodgersHouse committee approves slate of bills to improve telecom security Equilibrium/ Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — West Coast wildfires drive East Coast air quality alerts House passes bill requiring EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water 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 BassBiden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the police are lying Omar leads lawmakers in calling for US envoy to combat Islamophobia Democrats face daunting hurdles despite promising start 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 BowserTwo shot outside of popular restaurants in DC, police still searching for suspects The Hill's Morning Report - Surging COVID-19 infections loom over US, Olympics DC mayor, Nationals issue joint statement against gun violence 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 HollenCivil rights activist Gloria Richardson dies Senate Democrats hit speedbumps with big spending plans Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer 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.