Barros: Senate needs to speed up vote for aid in December

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The leader of the Chamber government, Deputy Ricardo Barros (PP-PR), said in an interview with CNN on the morning of this Wednesday (10), he awaits an accelerated processing of the Proposal for Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) of the Precatório so that the payments of Auxílio Brasil can start this year.

According to him, with the commitment of the Senate in the vote, it will be possible to pay the first installment of Auxílio Brasil in December.

“We expect the president of the Senate to engage in the vote. his dynamic [Rodrigo Pacheco] it’s different from Arthur Lira’s dynamic in the Chamber, but it obviously has a lot of strength. We have to vote quickly in the Senate so that there is time to implement the proposal. Initially, minister João Roma [Cidadania] asked for forty days to implement, but we will do the work of preparing the implementation to pay in December”, said Barros.

The PEC dos Precatórios was approved this Tuesday (9) in a second round in the Chamber of Deputies – the voting score was broader than in the first round. This time, there were 323 votes in favor of 172. In the first round, the base text received 308 votes.

Now, the text will be sent to the Senate for consideration, where it will also be voted on in two rounds.

During the negotiations, the text gained provisions that expand the spending ceiling and circumvent other fiscal rules. According to the Ministry of Economy, the space opened up by the proposal will be around R$91 billion, R$44.6 billion of which is the result of the sub-ceiling stipulated for the payment of court orders and another R$47 billion due to the change in the ceiling correction rule of spending.

“We delivered our task well”, assessed Barros when commenting on the vote in the Chamber of Deputies. According to the government leader, there is no plan B if the PEC dos Precatórios does not advance in the Senate. Barros reinforced that the goal now is the approval of the matter in the Senate.

Rapporteur’s amendments suspended

Commenting on the decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to suspend the so-called “rapporteur’s amendments”, Barros stated that these resources “are transparent and are committed through the federal government’s financial system”.

Upon suspending the application of the rapporteur’s amendments, Minister Rosa Weber stated that there is a lack of transparency in the destination of resources. “It’s impossible to do something secret with public money. This is a fallacy”, said Barros.

This Tuesday (9), the virtual plenary of the Supreme formed a majority to keep the rapporteur’s amendments suspended. Regarding this, Barros stated that there is “political interference of the Judiciary in the Legislative and Executive branches, which is increasingly frequent and intense”.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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