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Scoop: Bill Shuster and Joe Crowley are teaming up

Bipartisanship is tough to come by inside Congress, but two formerly powerful House members are finding it on the outside.

Driving the news: Former congressmen Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania and Joe Crowley of New York, who have known each other for about 20 years, plan to work together in lobbying and government-relations.

  • Shuster, 58, who was chairman of the House Transportation Committee, retired.
  • Crowley, 56, once seen as a possible successor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, lost his primary to now-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The former congressmen are open to joining a firm, or starting their own.

  • They're repped by Robert Barnett and Michael O'Connor of Williams & Connolly.