Parliamentarians do not close agreement and vote on bill that alters Budget is postponed – Prime Time Zone

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Proposal is the result of an agreement with the government, but finds resistance as it is seen by some sectors as a way to circumvent the spending ceiling

Cleia Viana / Chamber of DeputiesThe idea now is that the party leaders will meet on Thursday, 6, to discuss the issue again

Deputies and senators decided to postpone the analysis of the bill that recomposes the R $ 19.8 billion vetoed by the president Jair Bolsonaro no budget this year’s federal government. The proposal is the result of an agreement with the government, but finds resistance as it is seen by some sectors as a way to circumvent the spending ceiling. That’s because, initially, parliamentarians approved a budget that the government could spend more than it plans to receive. President Jair Bolsonaro, then, was advised to veto part of the proposal so as not to run the risk of committing a crime of liability.

At the same time, the Planalto Palace authorized government leaders in Congress to negotiate the approval of this project in question – which, in practice, recomposes the values ​​vetoed by Bolsonaro and ends up freeing the Union to spend more than it will receive. A large part of these extras, in fact, will be sent to the deputies and senators themselves through parliamentary amendments. The idea now is for party leaders to meet on Thursday, 6, to discuss the issue again. What is known, however, is that despite cutting the so-called discretionary expenses, the government agreed to maintain the amount adopted by Congress for the amendments. This means that, in practice, the Union committed itself to transfer R $ 18.5 billion to deputies and senators to send to states and municipalities only in 2021.

* With information from reporter Antonio Maldonado