John Stipicevic understands the inner-workings of the House floor – and what it takes to pass, or stop, legislation there – as well as anyone in Washington. Stipicevic spent nearly a dozen years in the Capitol, most recently as a top aide to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy helping party leaders and chairmen craft legislative strategies and count votes. He also played key roles in a number of contested leadership races.
Stipicevic spent a decade at the center of every major issue before the House of Representatives, as a member of the whip operations under Rep. McCarthy and his predecessors, former Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor and former Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt, now a member of the U.S. Senate. During his time in the House, few aides developed such close ties to members of Congress. “He knows the make-up of each member,” McCarthy said. In a testament to his goodwill on both sides of the aisle, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer praised Stipicevic on the floor.