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Rep. Brisson named to full House Committee on Appropriations

By Erin Smith

NC House Speaker Tom Moore has announced Representative William Brisson will be serving as a Chairman on the NC House Committee on Appropriations.

“It kind of surprised me when he called my name,” said Brisson, who is a Republican representing NC House District 22 which includes Bladen County.

He explained the Committee on Appropriations oversees the entire State budget. Brisson said during the budget process Governor Roy Cooper will present his proposed budget, the Nc House of Representatives will present their proposed budget and the NC Senate will present their proposed budget. Brisson said the full committee will work with NC Senate committee to create final version of the budget.

“I’ve been on the Appropriations sub-committee but this is the full Appropriations Committee,” said Brisson.

Speaker Moore announced the following members were appointed chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations: Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), Rep. Bill Brisson (R-Bladen), Rep. Josh Dobson (R-McDowell), Rep. John Faircloth (R-Guilford), Rep. Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus), Rep. Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth), Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson), and Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln).

Reps. Johnson, Lambeth, and Saine, were designated senior chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations.

Speaker Moore also appointed three chairs of the House Committee on Finance: Rep. Julia Howard (R-Davie), Rep. Mitchell Setzer (R-Catawba), and Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland).

Rep. David Lewis was appointed chair of the House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.

“I have great confidence in these committee leaders to continue our state’s success by making smart decisions for North Carolina that keep the people on a path to lasting prosperity,” Moore said.

Other committee announcements will be made when the legislature resumes on January 30th, 2019.

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