NC Senate completes committee assignments

The North Carolina General Assembly. Photo via A.P. Dillon/North State Journal

RALEIGH — Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Eden) announced on Tuesday his intended committee appointments for the 2023-24 legislative biennium as the General Assembly returns on Wednesday. 

“Committees are an integral part of what the legislature does. The committee meetings allow for debate, compromise, and public input, to produce legislation that becomes law,” Berger said. 

The powerful Senate Appropriations/Base Budget Committee has a trio of chairs: Sens. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson), Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell) and Michael Lee (R-New Hanover). 

Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) continues to serve as the Senate Rules Committee chair, and Sens. Lee and Amy Galey (R-Alamance) will chair the Senate’s Education/Higher Education Committee.