The deadline for approval, however, is short and the measure must be approved by December 15 so as not to jeopardize Auxlio Brasil payments and other campaign promises in the social sphere.
The text does not yet have a date for sending to Congress. “President Lula’s decision was taken along a political path,” said Sen. Randolph Rodriguez (Rede-AP), who served as PT’s campaign coordinator. “I do not want to believe that the Congress, which temporarily provided 600 reais before the elections, will now not provide this benefit on a permanent basis,” he added.
According to Wellington Diaz, next year’s budget will have two axes, the first of which will be social, “that is, what is needed to ensure that this social safety net is not short of money,” he said. The other is the resumption of investment in the country. “Every time Brazil increases public investment, even at a low level, it helps boost development,” he added.
Randolph also said that he had already met with Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), who in turn spoke with Chamber President Arthur Lira (PP-AL). Both are set to urgently process the budget proposal.