As GOP leaders gather in Tampa for the Republican Convention, a repeal of the medical device tax is likely to be left off the party's platform.
A repeal of the medical device tax won't make the Republican party's official platform for the 2012 election, despite widespread support among GOP legislators, industry sources told MassDevice.com today.
The Republican National Committee's 110-member platform panel has been meeting in Tampa ahead of the Grand Old Party's convention next week, outlining its official positions as it heads into the fall election.
Although party platforms are non-binding, the document will be voted on by the full convention body next week. The platform serves as a symbolic mantlepiece for the positions the party supports.