Private air carriers have hired a big-name lobbying firm to convince lawmakers that the Federal Reserve unfairly subsidizes the aircraft fleet it uses to ferry checks around the country. The Association of Bank Couriers, a trade group of companies that compete with the Fed in transporting canceled checks, argues that the central bank is undercutting their prices and should be stopped.

To help make its case on Capitol Hill, the group has hired Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, a Cincinnati-based law firm whose Washington lobbying clients include Bob Evans Farms Inc., Honda North America, and Wendy's International.

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