BRASÍLIA- The Mayor, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), admitted that the administrative reform it will not be voted on this year by the House. The proposal was sent by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to Congress and should be discussed, first, by federal deputies, and then later on to the Senate.
“From the administrative reform, we will install (the special commission) in the coming weeks. The term of amendments will end up making voting impossible this year. But it is good that we started the debate. This debate has started and will not end, ”said Maia last night during an interview with Globonews.
On tax reform, on the other hand, the parliamentarian said he was “optimistic” in a conclusion later this year.
Both administrative and tax reform face resistance in Congress, especially during municipal elections. The dispute for the succession of the Chamber and the Senate, scheduled for February 2021, is also pointed out as an obstacle. Once again, Maia denied being a candidate for re-election.
The parliamentarian again classified the Proposed Emergency Constitution Amendment (PEC), pending in the Senate, as a priority for Congress. The measure allows the government to make space on the spending ceiling by cutting costs, including temporarily reducing wages and public service hours when bills are in the red.
In the administrative reform itself, Maia said, deputies can approve an amendment and authorize in the Federal Constitution the momentary reduction of wages and hours in times of crisis – a measure provided for in the Fiscal Responsibility Law (LRF) and barred by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) .