GOP approves party platform

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The committee co-chairmen, Sen. John HoevenJohn HoevenSenators approve shift in funding to ease airport wait times This week: Congress on track to miss Puerto Rico deadline Week ahead: Senate looks to wrap up energy, water spending bill MORE (N.D.) and Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe Hill's 12:30 Report Trump's VP: Top 10 contenders Trump snags third House committee chair endorsement MORE (Tenn.), said the platform gives states more power to make decisions.

Hoeven said the platform urges the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and other job-creating measures. 

“From this day forward, the GOP will be known as the Great Opportunity Party,” Blackburn said. 

Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump snags third House committee chair endorsement Ryan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Wis. Republican launches long-shot bid to oust Ryan MORE (Ohio) presided over the vote to approve the platform.

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