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Lincoln aide joins restaurant association

The National Restaurant Association announced today that Katie Laning Niebaum, a press secretary for former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., has joined the association as director of advocacy communications.

In a news release, the association said Niebaum would work on issues such as debit-card swipe fee reform, health care, restaurant depreciation, and access to credit for small businesses.

Niebaum worked for Lincoln for eight years and was press secretary on her 2010 election campaign. A native of Little Rock, Niebaum received a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Virginia.