Member of Senate GOP leadership to lead platform committee

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) has been named chairman of the GOP’s platform committee at the Republican National Convention in July, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced on Tuesday.

Barrasso, the fourth-ranking Republican in Senate leadership, will be tasked with shaping the party’s platform in Cleveland with Donald Trump as the likely presidential nominee. The appointment was first reported by Politico.


RNC Chairman Reince Priebus also announced that Republican Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxHouse passes bill to allow private lawsuits against public schools for discriminatory practices Pelosi huddles with chairmen on surprise billing but deal elusive House fails to override Trump veto of bill blocking DeVos student loan rule MORE (R-N.C.) will serve as committee co-chairs. Fallin, who’s been floated as a potential vice presidential pick, made headlines last week after vetoing a bill that would ban virtually all abortions in her state.

“I know they will bring their good judgment and a principled vision for our Party and our country into this role,” Priebus said in a statement.

“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.”