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Carr Joins Two-Time Former Attorney General Bill Barr In Leading The American Free Enterprise Chamber Of Commerce’s Legal Arm

Washington, DC (December 18, 2023)

Today, the Center for Legal Action, a project of the American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce (AmFree Chamber), announced Machalagh Carr as President. Carr joins the Center for Legal Action’s leadership team alongside two-time former Attorney General Bill Barr.

Carr most recently served as Chief of Staff to Speaker Kevin McCarthy. She previously served as McCarthy’s General Counsel in both his Speaker and Minority Leader Offices. In both the private and public sector, Carr has spent almost 20 years finding solutions to some of the most complex legal and political challenges. Her dozen years of Capitol Hill experience includes serving in senior staff roles on three committees, including the Commit- tee on Ways and Means.

In her new role as President of the Center for Legal Action, Carr will lead the group’s legal strategy and business operations. She will advise member companies on how to navigate today’s thorniest legal and regulatory issues.

“Machalagh’s intricate knowledge of the law and years of experience at the highest levels of government will be invaluable to our mission and members,” said Bill Barr, former Attorney General and Chair of the Center for Legal Action's Advisory Board.

The Center for Legal Action was launched earlier this year to fight back against the excessive expansion of federal regulations and mandates that only raise costs and eliminate jobs while restricting basic freedoms and of individuals and businesses alike.

“The regulatory state has overreached and is stifling American families and businesses nationwide,” said Machalagh Carr, President of the Center for Legal Action. “I am honored to team with this organization and work alongside General Barr and the leadership at AmFree Chamber to help reign in government over- reach and fight for a system focused on the values of free enterprise.”

“The American Free Enterprise Chamber of Commerce is honored to have Machalagh Carr join as President of CLA,” said Rob Engstrom, AmFree President. “Her experience, expertise, and incredible talent will ensure that Free Enterprise is vigorously defended. I join General Barr in welcoming Machalagh to the team.”

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Read What They Are Saying about Machalagh Carr's new role as the President of the Center for Legal Action here.


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