The Hon. M. Robert Carr

Senior Advisor for Policy and the Political Process


The Honorable M. Robert Carr continues a long and distinguished career in law and public policy, including 18 years as a Member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan. For seven years Mr. Carr was Of Counsel to a Washington law firm where he specialized in law and technology issues as well as higher education.

He has served on the House Armed Services Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and State Departments and related agencies. His service on the House Judiciary Committee focused on intellectual property matters. He also served on the House Natural Resources Committee. As Chairman of the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, he led Congress to pass two, 37 billion dollar transportation infrastructure funding bills.

He returned to private practice to serve clients in three areas: international business in commercial relations, public relations, and private equity consulting. His clients have included General Motors, Bridgestone/Firestone, United Airlines, Aljomaih Group (Saudi Arabia), The Intelligent Transportation Society of America, WMJT-DTV (Puerto Rico), St. Louis University, STMicroelectronics, and

Mr. Carr is a Director on the Board of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress and the Supporters of a Civil Society in Russia, Inc. He is also a member on the Advisory Board of and the Economic Innovation Institute. His international activities have included election monitoring and advising parliamentary bodies and members in the developing nations.

Mr. Carr is currently an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where he teaches Ethics in Congress. He is also adjunct faculty at Brookings Institution Executive Education, training Brookings Legislative Fellows and giving presentations regarding federal budgeting, authorization and appropriations processes.

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