McConnell Announces John Chapuis to Serve as Policy Advisor for Tax, Trade, and Banking Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that John Chapuis will join his office as policy advisor for tax, trade, banking, and other economic policy issues. Chapuis currently serves as a senior advisor to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and previously served Sen. Cornyn as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Majority Whip.

“John is known throughout the Senate as a sharp strategist with significant experience turning good ideas into laws,” McConnell said. “He is also widely admired as one of the most well-liked staff leaders in the institution. I am glad John will take on this crucial portfolio at this critical time for our country and our Senate Republican Conference.”

“First in my Whip office and now in my Senate office, John has been an essential part of my team,” said Sen. Cornyn. “His intimate knowledge of the Senate’s inner workings and can-do attitude will be invaluable to Leader McConnell and the Republican Conference.”

Chapuis started his Senate career with the late Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), rising from entry-level roles to a senior policy position. He then spent several years with Sen. Cornyn’s Majority Whip operation, culminating as Deputy Chief of Staff, before moving to Sen. Cornyn’s personal office last January.

Chapuis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College. He will begin in Leader McConnell’s office on June 22nd.