Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives (decommissioned)

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The Government Accountability and Oversight Committee is a former standing committee of the Washington House of Representatives.

Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party.[1] The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus.[1] The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. [2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee considers issues relating to the organization and structure of state government, lean management, and fiscal and performance audits of state government programs and agencies. The committee also considers issues relating to the regulation and oversight of liquor, tobacco, gambling and marijuana.

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)[3][4]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Government Accountability and Oversight Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (4)
Christopher Hurst, ChairCary Condotta
Sharon Wylie, Vice chairJeff Holy
Brian BlakeMatt Shea
Steve KirbyNorma Smith
Luis Moscoso

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