Sen. Bill Cook Appointed to Interim Committees
Published: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 @ 1:18 pm
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Raleigh, N.C. The office of Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Wednesday, December 09, 2015, the interim committees that Cook will serve on before returning to Raleigh for the short legislative session. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) appointed Cook to serve on the: Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, Joint Legislative Workforce Development System Reform Oversight Committee, and Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture, Natural and Economic Resources.
Subsequently, the committees will generally meet once per month, or less, until the General Assembly returns in (April 2016) for its short session. During the legislative session Cook serves as the Co-Chairman of Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources and Co-Chairman of Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources. Additionally, he serves as a member of the following committees: Commerce, Education/Higher Education, Finance, Judiciary II and Program Evaluation.
"I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve on the various oversight committees that will help guide and prepare the General Assembly for our upcoming session," Cook said. "I look forward to working with my Senate and House colleagues in a bipartisan way to continue to make positive changes."
Oversight committees are responsible to review reports prepared by state agencies as well as monitor and examine several of the critical functions that are expected of state government.
"These committees provide critical oversight during the interim, and I thank Sen. Cook for his service and commitment to keeping state government accountable to its citizens," Berger said.
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