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Washington D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement announcing Barrett Karr as his new Chief of Staff:

“I’m proud to announce Barrett Karr as my new Chief of Staff of the Majority Leader’s Office. Barrett is a natural leader who has served with distinction in both the White House and Congress—most recently as my Deputy Chief of Staff. Barrett has led our legislative and floor operations in the Leader’s Office, working with our Committees to build out the House Republican agenda. Barrett’s work ethic and integrity are well known, and her experience and skill set will be instrumental in the months ahead as we hit the ground running to deliver results for the American people. We’re excited to have her take on this new role.”

Barrett Karr Biography:

As Deputy Chief of Staff to the House Majority Leader, Barrett Karr oversaw a policy team that advises the House Majority Leader on the House Republican legislative agenda. Barrett holds a broad background for policy expertise, especially matters related to health care, education, and financial services.

Barrett recently returned to Capitol Hill after several years in the private sector, and she has over 20 years of experience in both Congress and the White House.

Prior to her work in the private sector, Barrett was Majority Staff Director of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. She oversaw a team of 50 people, designed the committee agenda and schedule, and coordinated legislative operations with House, Senate, and Administration counterparts.

Prior to becoming Staff Director in 2009, Barrett was Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George W. Bush. From 1995-2005, she served on the staff of Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), the latter four years as Chief of Staff.

Barrett is a graduate of Texas Christian University and earned her MA in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.