Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Brendan Carr

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Brendan Thomas Carr was born in January 1979 in Washington, D.C.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He clerked at the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals before entering into the private practice of law.

He was legal advisor to Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai, advising him of wireless, public safety, and international issues. He later became the general counsel for the FCC.

President Donald Trump nominated Carr to become a commissioner of the FCC, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and assumed his office in August 2017.

Carr and his wife Machalagh have two boys.

In the News…

Chinese efforts to spread false information about the coronavirus should also be a warning sign not to trust them on any other vital issues, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said in an interview.

“A global misinformation campaign [is] being launched by the chief propogandist in the Communist regime to try and point fingers at everyone other than their own responsibility for the spread of COVID-19,” he added.

He emphasized that this mistrust of officials in Beijing should extend to their attempts to spread their telecommunication infrastructure, saying, “President Trump has sent a clear message that the U.S. will do whatever it takes to secure our telecom networks from foreign actions.”

Carr gave several examples of how the Trump administration has taken steps to block such Chinese efforts and stressed that “we should be doing a top-to-bottom review of all entities potentially under the thumb of the Communist regime.”

He said that Beijing “intends to spy on Americans and U.S. business to gain an economic and national security advantage. If we cannot trust you, you are not welcome in our telecom networks.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Commissioner Carr today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Brendan Carr, Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St SW
Washington, DC 20554


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