The Minister of CGU (Comptroller General of the Union), Wagner Rosário, wants to present 1 bill to regulate lobbying in the country. The proposal comes in the wake of a statement by the government’s leader in Congress, Ricardo Barros (PP-PR), who defended to prioritize the approval of a bill that has been underway in the Chamber for years. He fthis similar promise in 2019.
According to the minister Poder360, the text, reported by former deputy Cristiane Brasil (now imprisoned), contains a series of problems, including the fact that it created 1 register of lobbyists and did not follow the standards adopted by OECD countries (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ).
“The register creates a category of untouchables. It generates the exclusion of people who are unable to be represented“He said.
One of the focuses of the project will be transparency in the authorities’ agenda. Today, only ministers are required to reveal all their meetings, even though they usually do not.
In Rosário’s assessment, however, the theme will have to be extended to all heads of powers, including the Judiciary and the Legislative. “This way, it will be possible to know if they received only the defenders of a certain interest group or all“, He pondered.
At the same time, the minister is working on a decree that increases the transparency requirements for members of the Executive. It will be sent soon to the president.
“If an authority is found to have received interest representatives and not placed on the agenda, it will have sanctions.”
THE Drive, an exclusive newsletter for subscribers produced by the Poder360, showed in July that the idea was that the proposal had been delivered to the president earlier that month to be published in August. Nothing for now.
In addition, Rosário informed that it is planned to create a system to show all meetings of Executive authorities in spreadsheets that can be downloaded and tabulated. It will then be possible to filter who found who by name. And who they represent.