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RNC Announces Platform Committee Leadership

- May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced the leadership of the 2016 Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions, commonly known as the Platform Committee.
 
Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming will serve as Chairman of the Committee. Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina will serve as Co-Chairs.
 
“Senator Barrasso, Governor Fallin, and Congresswoman Foxx have been dedicated leaders in our Party for many years, and I am proud to have them heading up the Platform Committee,” said Chairman Priebus. “I know they will bring their good judgment and a principled vision for our Party and our country into this role. Writing the platform is a critical task, and as we enter one of the most important elections of our lifetime, our Party is eager to lead an American resurgence by standing on our commitment to life, individual liberty, a strong national defense, and an economy that works for all Americans.”
 
“I am honored and privileged to be chairing the Platform Committee,” said Senator Barrasso. “The Republican Platform Committee represents the grassroots of our party from all different backgrounds and all walks of life.  We are going to listen to Republican Party voters to craft a conservative platform that embodies our principles and what we believe as a party. The last eight years have been terrible for hardworking Americans. We know our platform will represent the fundamental change voters are demanding for a stronger America and success in November.”
 
“It is my privilege to be serving on this Committee,” said Co-Chair Fallin. “We are going to honor the will of Republican voters everywhere and write a platform that articulates the solutions America needs after eight years of a sputtering economy, more debt, out of control government, and a foreign policy of leading from behind.” 
 
“I am proud to be part of this important work,” said Co-Chair Foxx. “We are looking forward to working with all the delegates to write a unifying and substantive platform that offers a meaningful course correction from President Obama’s failed policies.”
 
Background:
 
As part of the Republican National Convention, the Platform Committee – comprised of one man and one woman from each state and territory – will meet to outline the core principles and values of the Republican Party.
 
Senator Barrasso is the fourth-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership and serves as Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. Senator Barrasso has a long and distinguished career in both medicine and public service.
 
Governor Mary Fallin is serving her second term as governor of Oklahoma. Governor Fallin was the first woman and first Republican ever elected Lieutenant Governor in Oklahoma, as well as the first woman elected Governor. She is currently the chair of the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee. She also served two terms in the House of Representatives, serving on the House Committees on Armed Services, Small Business, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources.
 
A former community college president, Congresswoman Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee and Secretary of the House Republican Conference.
 
The 2016 GOP Platform Committee staff includes Executive Director Ben Key, Editor William Gribbin, Policy Director Andrew Bremberg, and Executive Assistant Mary Salvi.

 

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