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Government Releases 1 Billion Reais in Parliamentary Amendments Amid Pension Reform Negotiations

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President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has released payment of 1 billion reais in parliamentary amendments, House Majority Leader Vitor Hugo said in a plea to deputies will soon analyze the Social Security reform project sent by the Executive to the National Congress.

“Today has been released the appeal, must have been released within the ministries and will reach the beneficiaries from next week or the other week,” the leader told reporters Monday night. “It serves virtually all parties, including the opposition.”

According to Vitor Hugo, a government survey showed that there were 3 billion reais in tax cuts that had not been paid since 2014, but only part of them – which represents about 1 billion reais – met all the requirements for release.

The head of the government said that individual amendments amounting to just over 700 million reals and bench amendments amounting to just under 300 million have been paid, which covers “almost all states”.

The release of amendments is one of the Executive’s negotiations with Congress. Bolsonaro, however, denied that the payment had any connection with the negotiations for the approval of the pension reform.

“I am reporting that there are no funds being released for the approval of New Pension as information vehicles have been circulating,” the president said on Twitter this morning.

“We follow the constitutional and mandatory rite of the Tax Budget, where the annual release of parliamentary amendments is mandatory,” he added.