This week, Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appointed Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) to serve as Chairman of the Budget Conference Committee. As a House conferee leader, Rep. Lewis will meet with Senate conferees to negotiate and advocate for provisions included in the House budget that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support on May 22, 2015.
“It is the House’s goal to remain inclusive and transparent throughout budget negotiations,” stated Speaker Moore on Tuesday. “There are two very different plans on the table right now, and attention to detail is crucial. I am confident that David will be a strong leader throughout this essential process. He is passionate about our House budget, and will be a tough negotiator.”
“I am confident that the House and Senate will emerge with a budget that moves North Carolina forward. I am excited to look at ways the legislature can spend taxpayer money more efficiently while continuing to fund our priorities,” stated Rep. Lewis on being named a House conferee leader.