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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced two new hires for its congressional team: Shavenor Winters as a manager for the northwest regional office and Laura Manion as a manager for the great lakes regional office. Winters previously was a lobbyist at Innovative Federal Strategies and before that was a legislative aide for Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayPublic option fades with little outcry from progressives Senate GOP blocks bill to combat gender pay gap OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden suspends Arctic oil leases issued under Trump |  Experts warn US needs to better prepare for hurricane season | Progressives set sights on Civilian Climate Corps MORE (D-Wash.). Manion previously worked at Villanova University, where she coordinated relationships with government officials, agencies and associations.

Debra Dixon has joined lobbying firm Ferox Strategies as a principal. She was a principal at TwinLogic Strategies for nearly five years and before that was chief of staff at the Department of Education during the Obama administration. She also served as former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraSanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs Feehery: It's for the children New Alzheimer's drug sparks backlash over FDA, pricing MORE (D-Calif.), now the secretary of Health and Human Services, for nine years.

Venn Strategies announced that Grant Couch has joined the firm as vice president in the health group. Couch was previously senior director of federal government relations at the National MS Society, director of government relations at the American Medical Group Association and federal affairs associate at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Before that, he served as a legislative aide to Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenDemocrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination Lawmakers rally around cyber legislation following string of attacks Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision MORE (D-Ore.) for more than six years.

Daniel Sepulveda was named vice president for global partnerships and public policy at John Wiley & Sons. He previously was senior vice president for policy and advocacy at MediaMath and before that was deputy assistant secretary of State and U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy during the Obama administration.

Alston & Bird LLP hired Kristi Boswell as a counsel. She previously was a senior adviser to the Agriculture secretary under former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE. Before that, she was director of congressional relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation.