U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, was named to subcommittee leadership for the 2012 Republican National Convention Committee on Resolutions, commonly known as the Platform Committee. Rep. Whitfield will chair the subcommittee on energy, agriculture and environment for the overall Platform Committee, in addition to serving as one of Kentucky's Delegates to the Convention.
"I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity to help layout our party's policies on energy, agriculture and the environment," Whitfield said. "I want to thank the Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (Chairman of the RNC Platform Committee), and the other Convention leadership on naming me to this position. A strong economy demands access to abundant and affordable energy. For our economy to be successful, in addition to pro-growth policies, and smart tax policies, America needs an "all of the above' energy strategy that includes coal, nuclear, and natural gas, and reduces the regulatory burden on our nation's businesses."
In the announcement released by the Republican National Committee earlier today, Chairman Priebus and Gov. McDonnell said the following:
"I am pleased to announce the 2012 GOP Platform Subcommittee chairs who will be instrumental as the Republican Party outlines its principles and vision for the country in the Platform," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "The Obama Administration's policies have failed and the American public is ready for new leadership."
"I look forward to working with these dedicated individuals, in addition to all the Platform delegates, who have demonstrated their commitment to limited government, free enterprise, and constitutional conservative values," said Governor McDonnell, Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions.
The Republican National Convention will be held August 27-30, in Tampa, Florida.