Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Politics

RNC revises convention schedule

New schedule

Highlights of the new schedule for the Republican National Convention:

Today

2 p.m.: GOP chairman Reince Priebus' call to order

2:10 p.m.: Recess

Tuesday

2 p.m.: Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees; RNC chairman Priebus; RNC co-chairman Sharon Day; Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn; convention chief executive William Harris; chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin; House Speaker John Boehner; official convention photograph; Committee on Rules chairman John Sununu; Committee on Resolutions chairman Gov. Bob McDonnell; Committee on Resolutions co-chairman U.S. Sen. John Hoeven; Committee on Resolutions co-chairman U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn; roll call for nomination of president of the United States; and roll call for nomination of vice president of the United States.

6:40 p.m.: Recess.

7 p.m.: Remarks by Boehner; remarks by Priebus; remarks by actor Janine Turner; and remarks by former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

8 p.m.: Remarks by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; remarks by Ohio Gov. John Kasich; remarks by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin; remarks by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell; and remarks by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

9 p.m.: Remarks by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; remarks by Texas Senate Republican candidate Ted Cruz; remarks by Artur Davis; remarks by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

10 p.m.: Remarks by Lucé Vela Fortuño; remarks by Ann Romney; remarks by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and benediction by Sammy Rodriguez.

Wednesday

7 p.m.: Remarks by Senate Republican Leader and convention temporary chairman Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; remarks by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; and remarks by Christopher Devlin-Young and Jeanine McDonnell.

8 p.m.: Remarks by Arizona Sen. John McCain; remarks by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; remarks by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; and remarks by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

9 p.m.: Remarks by Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño; remarks by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; Bush 41, 43 film; and remarks by Mike Huckabee.

10 p.m.: Remarks by Condoleezza Rice; remarks by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez; remarks by vice presidential nominee U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Thursday

7 p.m.: Remarks by U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers; Reagan legacy video; remarks by Newt and Callista Gingrich; and remarks by Craig Romney.

8 p.m.: Remarks by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign; remarks by Grant Bennett; and remarks by Tom Stemberg.

9 p.m.: Remarks by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kerry Healey; remarks by Jane Edmonds, former Massachusetts Secretary of Workforce; and remarks by Olympians Michael Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode.

10 p.m.: Remarks by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; remarks by presidential nominee Mitt Romney; and benediction by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan; Boehner declares convention adjourned.

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