The parliamentarians approved the proposal in the 1st round this Wednesday, 04, by 62 votes to 16; if approved in the 2nd round, the text will go to the Chamber of Deputies
THE Federal Senate continues this Thursday, 04, with the vote in the second round of the Emergency PEC. The parliamentarians approved this Wednesday, in the 1st round, the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) by 62 votes to 16. All the highlights that could change the content of the matter were rejected, including one from the Workers Party (PT), which defined the amount of emergency aid at R $ 600. The text foresees measures that can be adopted in case of non-compliance with the Union’s spending ceiling to the inflation of the previous year and the resumption of the assistance benefit.
This Wednesday’s vote was marked by attempts by the opposition to remove the government’s proposed fiscal counterparts from the text. Senator Alessandro Vieira (Cidadania-SE) presented a prominence proposing that the PEC should be divided in two, with only part being the forecast of the emergency aid, arguing that the benefit is “very urgent” and that the topics should not mix. “Approval of the request will allow us to have, with legal certainty, the resumption of emergency aid and will allow you to discuss and debate all of these control measures in such a way that we do not harm too much those who already support a heavy load, States, municipalities, public servants and citizens, who are in need because they do not have access to aid that, due to a political choice, is not paid, ”he said.
On the other hand, the government leader, Senator Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE), made an appeal for the proposal not to be sliced and spoke about responsibility when it comes to helping the vulnerable population. “But there is no room for adventure. Without counterparts, a new round can have disastrous consequences, such as increased inflation and interest rates, reduced purchasing power, low economic growth and unemployment, ”he said. If approved in the second round in the Senate this Thursday, the text will proceed to the Chamber of Deputies, where, according to the President of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), most leaders support the analysis quickly.
* With information from the reporter Fernando Martins