The Continuing Committee was one of the highest governing bodies of the Romulan Star Empire. Headed by the Praetor, the Committee comprised members of the Romulan Senate as well as other high-ranking officials such as the chairman of the Tal Shiar (usually a given, but not guaranteed). One of the Committee's duties is the confirmation of a new praetor. The Committee also served as a court when criminal charges were brought against members of the Senate.
In 2375, Senator Cretak and Chairman Koval were both vying for an open seat on the Committee. Koval was given the seat after a Section 31 plot eliminated Cretak from consideration. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")