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DEFENSE. Cassidy & Associates has been hired by the Defense Enhancement Coalition, based in Mt. Laurel, N.J., to lobby on “military base enhancement and economic development,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Andrew Forbes, once an aide to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Barry Rhoads, former deputy general counsel to the Defense Department’s 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, are lobbying for the coalition.

 

EDUCATION. Alpine Group Inc. has been hired by Arnold & Porter on behalf of Texas Tech University to lobby on “higher education funding and research,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Barry Brown, former chief of staff to Reps. Michael BurgessMichael BurgessGoonies, Pokemon and ‘transsexual shake’ speak to raucous scene at convention FDA to finalize rules on lab tests over GOP opposition Lawmakers: Smartphone health apps need to be smarter MORE (R-Texas) and Kay GrangerKay GrangerGOP divided over 0M for climate fund GOP votes down funding for global climate fund Overnight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left MORE (R-Texas), is lobbying for the company.

 

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ENVIRONMENT. Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart has been hired by the Environmental Defense Action Fund to lobby on “general background on environmental issues. Issues related to the budget and sequestration,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Peter Madigan, former chief of staff for ex-U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, and Jeff Peck, once staff director for the Senate Judiciary Committee, are lobbying for the group.

 

HEALTHCARE. Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough has been hired by Truven Health Analytics, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company, to provide “healthcare data and analyses on matters under consideration by Congress,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Jennifer Pharaoh, former deputy chief of staff to Rep. Rick LarsenRick LarsenBusiness groups, lawmakers back trade case against China Dems urge treaty ratification after South China Sea ruling House panel kills LGBT effort on defense bill MORE (D-Wash.), is lobbying for the company.

 

TRADE. Capitol Hill Consulting Group has been hired by Columbia Forest Products, based in Greensboro, N.C., to lobby on “Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty Case on hardwood/plywood,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Josh Kardon, former chief of staff to Sen. Ron WydenRon WydenWhy you should care about National Whistleblower AppreciatIon Day Dems push to require presidential nominees to release tax returns Legislators privacy fight coincides with FCC complaint MORE (D-Ore.), is lobbying for the company.

 

Sorini, Samet, & Associates has been hired by the Garment Business Association of the Philippines to lobby on the “SAVE Our Industries Act (H.R. 2387/ S. 1244),” according to lobbying disclosure records. Ron Sorini, a former ambassador and chief textile negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Andrew Samet, once legislative director to the late Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.), are lobbying for the trade group.