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Crowley, Shuster moving to K Street

Former Reps. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyLiberal advocacy group stirs debate, discomfort with primary challenges NY Democratic chair blasts primary challenge against Maloney Carolyn Maloney will face Justice Democrats-backed primary challenger MORE (D-N.Y.) and Bill ShusterWilliam (Bill) Franklin ShusterLobbying firm cuts ties to Trent Lott amid national anti-racism protests Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR MORE (R-Pa.) will work at Squire Patton Boggs, the law and lobbying firm announced Tuesday.

K Street watchers have waited to see where the two prominent former members of Congress would land.

Crowley, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus for two years, was defeated by progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Israel launches heavy airstrikes on Gaza as pressure increases on US to help broker ceasefire Capitol riot fuels debate over domestic terror laws MORE (N.Y.) in a Democratic primary last year. He had served in Congress since 1999.

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Shuster, who served as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for six years, retired from Congress in January. He had served in the House since 2001.

The lawmakers join a long list of former members at Squire Patton Boggs, including former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBipartisanship has become a partisan weapon The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez What's a party caucus chair worth? MORE (R-Ohio), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) and former Rep. Jack KingstonJohon (Jack) Heddens KingstonThe Hill's Top Lobbyists 2020 Lobbying world Disagreements are a part of our process MORE (R-Ga.). 

“Joe Crowley and Bill Shuster have been leaders in their respective parties and are two of the most effective legislators of their generation,” Breaux and Lott, co-chairmen of Squire Patton Boggs’ public policy practice, said in a statement Tuesday.

The move is effective immediately.