Committee (formally known as the Committee on Resolutions)
||Senate Majority Leader
Congresswoman Melissa Hart (PA-4) and Governor Bill Owens (CO)
Comprised of one male and one female delegate from every state and territory.
Winning the War on Terror - Gov. Bill Owens (CO)
Ushering in an Ownership Era - Mayor Janet Creighton (Canton, OH)
Building an Innovative, Globally Competitive Economy - Rep. Phil English (PA-3)
Strengthening Our Communities - Rep. Melissa Hart (PA-4)
Protecting Our Families - Gov. Haley Barbour (MS)
Republican National Committee Press Release-August 18, 2004
||CONTACT: Ginny Wolfe|
|Wednesday, August 18, 2004|
DC – Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN),
Chairman of the
2004 Platform Committee, today announced the five subcommittees of the
Platform Committee. Senator Frist also announced the subcommittee
assignments, including: Colorado Governor Bill Owens will chair Winning the War on Terror; Canton, Ohio Mayor Janet Creighton will
in an Ownership Era; Representative
Building an Innovative,
Globally Competitive Economy; Representative
Hart will chair
Strengthening our Communities; and Governor
Haley Barbour will chair Protecting Our Families. The 2004 Platform Committee will meet
August 25 – 26, 2004 in New York City.
“We are so pleased that these distinguished individuals have committed their time and talent to help draft the 2004 Republican Party Platform.” said Senator Frist. “Their expertise and commitment to Republican principles will be crucial to the development of a platform that is broad, substantive and offers a clear choice for American voters.”
the War on Terror: Subcommittee topics include
security issues, War on Terror, Homeland Security, and international
leadership. Colorado Governor Bill Owens will serve as Chair.
Called "the best
governor in America" by National
magazine, Bill Owens was sworn in as Colorado's 40th
January 1999. He was re-elected in
2002 with the greatest majority in Colorado history. Gov. Owens also
Co-Chair of the 2004 Platform Committee.
Our Communities: Subcommittee topics include health
environment, veterans’ issues, welfare, and immigration.
Representative Melissa Hart (R-PA)
will serve as Chair. Rep. Hart was
overwhelmingly reelected in 2002 to her second term serving the people
of the 4th
District. The congresswoman is the first female Republican from
elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the first
Republican elected to a full term in the state Senate. Rep. Hart
serve as Co-Chair of the 2004 Platform Committee.
Our Families: Subcommittee topics include the
life, families and children. Mississippi
Governor Haley Barbour will serve as Chair. Barbour was elected on
November 4, 2003 in the largest turnout in a gubernatorial election in
history. Governor Barbour also served two terms as Chairman of
Republican National Committee.
Members of the
should contact the Platform Committee press office for interviews with
Committee will convene on Wednesday, August 25 and Thursday, August 26
Javits Center. Subcommittees will meet on Wednesday, August 25.
Committee meetings are scheduled on both August 25 and 26.
open to the press. Details on the press credentialing
be sent to media in the coming week.
The 2004 Platform Committee is responsible for articulating the values and views of the Republican Party. The committee members will work with delegates from across the nation to build a platform that reflects the priorities of the majority of Americans.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (TN) will serve as Chairman of the 2004 Platform Committee. Congresswoman Melissa Hart (PA) and Colorado Governor Bill Owens will serve as Co-Chairs. Following a tradition set in 1968, the Chairmanship of the Platform Committee rotates among governors and members of the House and Senate. The Platform Committee, also known as the Committee on Resolutions, is comprised of one male and one female delegate from every state and territory.
The Republican National Convention will be held for the first time ever in New York City at Madison Square Garden from August 30 – September 2, 2004. For more information about the 2004 Republican National Convention, please visit www.gopconvention.com.
To submit your recommendations for the 2004 Republican National Platform, please visit: www.gopconvention.com/platform.