Congress asks STF to revoke decision on rapporteur’s amendments

The Presidents of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), and of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL). Photo: Edu Andrade / Ministry of the Economy

The National Congress filed this Thursday (25) evening a request asking the Supreme Court (STF) to revoke the decision to suspend payments for the rapporteur’s amendments, also known as the “secret” or “parallel” budget. In early November, Minister Rosa Weber suspended the implementation of the rapporteur’s amendments and ordered the executive and legislature to publicize the distribution of these funds in 2020 and 2021. A few days later, the Supreme Court confirmed the decision. The information was published by CNN Brasil.

In the document, the House and Senate guarantee that they will comply with the ruling and publish the amendments. However, the parliamentarians informed the Court that it will not be possible to identify the “godfathers” of the amendments during the requested period. The petition announces that now all requests addressed to the rapporteur must be identified. The text presents the joint act edited by the colleges of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate which should be published this Friday (26) specifying how access to information will be made.

The President of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), met Rosa Weber in the early evening. The petition, signed by Pacheco and the Speaker of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), was sent to the minister’s office. They ask the magistrate to recognize the implementation of measures which increase the publicity and transparency of the budgetary execution of the rapporteur’s amendments; and that the “factual and legal impossibility” of presenting information on the execution of the “parallel” budget be recognized so far.

In addition, Congress requests the revocation of the precautionary measure decided by the Minister. The document requests that it be considered “urgent” to reinstate the payment. The parliamentarians argue that the dismissal is necessary to avoid “irreparable damage to the execution of public policies”, “in addition to the massive judicialization of the legal relations already established and the high probability of civil liability of the Union as a result. non-compliance with such obligations “.

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