recess, request for cassation Cunha and Rousseff's impeachment are for August

Congress enters recess and activities will resume next month.
15/07/2016 13h41 - Updated 15/07/2016 13h42
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Despite a constitutional impediment, Congress starts Monday (18) a white recess period, in which are on the agenda only breakout sessions, no resolutions, which in practice means informal holiday for senators and deputies.

This Friday, the lull in the corridors of the House contrasts with the excitement of the last days, when they were voted one Eduardo Cunha feature (PMDB-RJ) against cancellation of his mandate and the deputy election Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ) as the new chairman of the House.

The Constitution provides for the parliamentary recess in the last two weeks of July to 1 August, but prevents it from being enjoyed if the Budget Guidelines Law (LDO) of the year has not been voted on before 17 July.

This year, the delay in the budget of the Joint Committee composition (CMO) and the busy schedule in the Senate and in the House because of the political crisis were the reasons of parliamentarians not to vote the LDO 2017 before recess. That did not stop, However, the Senate and the House decided to start the white recess.

This means that only will be held discussion sessions, no polls or the obligatory presence of parliamentarians. The commission also will not work.


In the camera, very important projects for the government of interim President of the Republic, Michel Temer, They will have to wait until the return of the deputies, In August. Among these materials are the bill that renegotiates the debt of the states with the Union and which exempts Petrobras to participate in all pre-salt projects. The government looks forward to the vote on the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) stipulating a ceiling for public spending. The matter is standing in the Commission of Constitution and Justice (CCJ) the House.

For August was also the vote on the request for deputy mandate of Cassation away Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), which had its submission to plenary approved only yesterday (14), after successive attempts of obstruction by its allies in the trial of appeal for him at the CCJ.

"As soon as we are clear that there is adequate quorum for the vote [request Wedge cassation] It was will be done ", assured Congressman Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), a few hours after his election as Speaker of the House.


The only board that formally active find in Congress will be suing the Impeachment Committee in the Senate, due to the liability Crimes Law (1079/1950), which does not allow of recess.

However, the Impeachment Committee will have sessions in the period, because, no time, awaits the term 15 days granted for the preparation of closing arguments of the defense of President Dilma Rousseff away. The next meeting is scheduled for 2 of August, when the final report of the rapporteur Antonio Anastasia (PSDB-MG) It should be read.

Senate President, Renan Calheiros, He has said that the final vote on the impeachment process will take place between days 20 e 23 of August, so only after the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Source: Agency Brazil

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