–Former Rep. Steve Buyer registered his first client with his own eponymous lobbying practice. Last week his firm, Steve Buyer Group, registered to lobby for McKesson Corp., one of the nation’s biggest healthcare companies. The registration states that Buyer will provide “general consulting for the Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Contract,” which is a contract with the Veteran’s Administration. Buyer will be able to use both his knowledge of the VA and his contacts there from his time as chairman of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs.
–Former Rep. Ron Klein signed up with Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Group. Klein won’t be eligible to lobby his former colleagues in the House for another year.
–Former Sen. Larry Craig’s lobbying shop New West Strategies registered to lobby on behalf of Murray Energy. The registration shows that New West will lobby on greenhouse gas legislation, which would likely focus on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to implement regulations limited emissions.