Brazilian Senate Currently Ponders Over 300 Amendments to Social Welfare Reform

Should the Senate's Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ) vote be completed on Wednesday, as scheduled, the text will be sent to the Senate floor for consideration. There, the proposal will be voted in two rounds, with five discussion sessions in the first and three in the second.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Senate Social Welfare reform rapporteur, Tasso Jereissati, will be presenting next Wednesday, September 4th, the additional opinion of the Chamber's Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ).

During these two days, the senator is expected to focus on the examination of over 200 amendments - suggested changes to the text - which are yet to receive an opinion.

By 2 PM yesterday, September 2nd, 378 amendments had been presented. However, more than half of these still depend on Tasso's review. The rapporteur's work may greatly increase, since amendments may be presented until the end of discussions . . .

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