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On the Move: People in roles shaping the debate in Washington

Massachusetts native Elizabeth Lee first found her passion for the health care industry during her freshman year of high school when she lost one of her teachers to AIDS.

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Venn Grows Health Team with Addition of Key HHS Official

Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national public affairs and government relations firm, announced today that Elizabeth Lee has joined the firm as a Principal. Lee brings to Venn the benefit of her years of top-level experience in the public health sector, having most recently served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and, before that, as a member of the Legislative Affairs team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Former Gillespie Policy Director Joins Venn

FORMER GILLESPIE POLICY DIRECTOR JOINS VENN: Brian Robertson, who served as policy director for Republican Ed Gillespie’s Senate campaign against Sen. Mark Warner in Virginia, has been hired by Venn Strategies as a vice president. Robertson will be working on economic policy and messaging related to tax and retirement security, according to a statement from the firm. Before Gillespie’s campaign, Robertson served as senior policy adviser for the Joint Economic Committee.

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Penny Lee on the DC Olympics Bid

Washington 2024 is putting the finishing touches this week on its proposal to the United States Olympic Committee, which is due Dec. 1.

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Penny Lee of Venn Strategies on Here & Now

The View From A Democratic And Republican Strategist. Republicans won control of Congress in last night’s midterm elections. Two political strategists – one from each party – join us to discuss the results.

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Venn Growing by Leaps and Bounds

VENN AND MONUMENT ALSO GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS: In our spreadsheet on Wednesday, we reported that six firms in our random and arbitrary sample were growing by more than double digits. We missed two in our own tabulation: Monument Policy Group and Venn Strategies also are on pace for a growth rate greater than 10 percent under our calculations.

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Wyden Urges a Closer Look at Passthrough Businesses During Debate on Tax Overhaul

Likely Impact March 14 (BNA) — How to treat small businesses is a big question for lawmakers seeking to overhaul the U.S. tax code—and one that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) says isn’t getting enough attention.

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Venn Strategies gets Mongolia contract

The government of Mongolia has hired Venn Strategies on a lobbying contract. Venn will work on “government and public affairs services,” according to the filing with the Department of Justice. Specifically, they’ll “educate key stakeholders regarding opportunities for trade and investment in/with Mongolia.” Venn will be paid $45,000 per month for the yearlong contract — plus an additional $5,000 for expenses.

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Veteran Aide Brings Bit of Wisconsin to Venn Strategies | Hill Climber

After working in virtually every capacity for Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., including stints as chief of staff, campaign strategist and policy analyst, Erik Olson has moved to Venn Strategies, a full-service public affairs and government relations firm where he hopes to develop the same deep relationships with his clients as those that helped define his years on Capitol Hill.

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Venn Team Continues to Expand with Addition of Top House Aide

Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national public affairs and government relations firm named one of the fastest growing private companies in America, today announced that Erik Olson, a top House aide, has joined the firm as a Principal.

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The Rate Debate Continues…

Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus staked out unique turf yesterday, calling for keeping tax policy stable for middle class taxpayers, allowing rates to rise for taxpayers making more than $250,000, but for taxing capital gains and dividends at 20 percent.

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Lawmakers, Lobbyists Square off on the court: Via Politico’s Huddle

The 15th annual congressional charity basketball game tips off tonight at the Smith Center at The George Washington University. Congressional staffers take on lobbyists at 6 p.m., followed by the lawmakers vs. lobbyists game at 7:30 p.m.

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