by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, has named 24 senators — 19 Republicans and five Democrats — to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, described in a news release as “the General Assembly’s top government oversight committee.”
The commission, often referred to as Gov Ops, oversees legislative business in between legislative sessions. In this case, Gov Ops will hold oversight meetings between now and the full General Assembly’s return to work in April 2016.
“This committee makes state government more accountable to its citizens, and I thank our senators for their willingness to serve and help fulfill this important responsibility,” said Berger in his office’s news release.
Here is the list of Senate members, who will serve alongside House appointees.