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Capitol Hill. The government funding bill is one of multiple pieces of legislation the 118th Congress will soon try to pass.

Top Emmer staffer heading to K Street

David Planning, the floor director for House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, is leaving the Hill for Cornerstone Government Relations.

The floor director for the whip is one of the most important jobs in House Republican leadership. They are a traffic cop, of sorts, in helping get legislation passed on the floor.

Planning, a former college lacrosse player for Ohio State, has a long history on Capitol Hill. He worked for Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) in the chief deputy whip’s office, Steve Scalise when the Louisiana Republican was House majority whip and the House Financial Services Committee. Planning also worked in the legislative affairs shop in the Trump White House.

Dennis Nalls, who is the deputy floor director for Emmer, will be the new floor director. Nalls worked for Scalise for four years.

— Jake Sherman

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