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Platform Cmte. Sends Platform to GOP Convention Delegates

Tampa, Florida
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Republican National Convention (RNC) Platform Committee met Monday and Tuesday to decide the policy issues that will be addressed during the GOP's National Convention.

The committee drafted and recommended a proposed national platform to the RNC to be voted on by all of the RNC delegates on the first day of the convention, Monday August 27th. 

The Republican National Convention (RNC) adopts a new national platform every four years, which is an official statement of the Republican Party’s position on a variety of issues. 

Sections on the Economy; Jobs and Debt; and Energy, Agriculture and the Environment were amended and approved by the committee on Monday. On Tuesday, delegates amended and approved the Foreign Policy and Defense, Government Reform, Restoring Constitutional Government and Healthcare, Education and Crime subcommittees' reports.

The Platform Committee is responsible for drafting and recommending a proposed national platform to the RNC for approval by its delegates. 

The meetings were chaired by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee served as Co-Chairmen.

Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:08am (ET)

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