Berger releases Senate appropriations committee assignments

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Senators and their guests wait for the official start of the opening day of the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. — On Wednesday Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced the final set of appointments to Senate standing committees on appropriations. The General Assembly is due to reconvene on January 25 for the long session. “Since 2011, our Senate appropriations committees have played a vital role in crafting fiscally responsible budgets focused on disciplined spending, saving for the future and yielding budget surpluses that we can give back to North Carolina families,” said Berger in a statement. “I am confident these senators will work together to pass another balanced budget that continues investing in core priorities while keeping our fiscal house in order.”Appropriations/Base Budget:Chairs: Harry Brown, Brent Jackson, Kathy HarringtonMembers: Chad Barefoot, Andrew Brock, Angela Bryant, Jay Chaudhuri, Rick Gunn, Jeff Jackson, Paul Lowe, Louis Pate, Bill Rabon, Shirley Randleman, Gladys Robinson, Norman Sanderson, Jeff Tarte, Jerry Tillman, Tommy TuckerAppropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Natural and Economic Resources:Chairs: Bill Cook, Rick Gunn, Trudy WadeMembers: Andrew Brock, Angela Bryant, Ben Clark, Paul NewtonAppropriations Subcommittee on Education/Higher Education:Chairs: Chad Barefoot, David Curtis, Michael LeeMembers: Deanna Ballard, Erica Smith-Ingram, Jerry Tillman, Joyce WaddellAppropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Information Technology:Chairs: John Alexander, Tamara Barringer, Jeff TarteMembers: Chuck Edwards, Terry Van Duyn, Mike WoodardAppropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services: Chairs: Ralph Hise, Joyce Krawiec, Louis PateMembers: Dan Bishop, Paul Lowe, Floyd McKissick, Gladys Robinson, Tommy TuckerAppropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety:Chairs: Warren Daniel, Shirley Randleman, Norman SandersonMembers: Dan Blue, Danny Britt, Valerie FousheeAppropriations Subcommittee on Pensions, Compensation and Benefits:Chairs: Ron Rabin, Bill Rabon, Andy WellsMembers: Jay Chaudhuri, Rick Horner, Jeff JacksonAppropriations Subcommittee on Transportation:Chairs: Jim Davis, Tom McInnis, Wesley MeredithMembers: Don Davis, Cathy Dunn, Joel Ford