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Brazil’s Transition PEC: Senate CCJ approves proposal that expands spending cap by US$27 billion

On Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 6), the CCJ of the Federal Senate approved the spendthrift (transition) PEC (constitutional amendment) of Lula da Silva (PT, progressive-globalist).

The proposal includes an extension of the spending cap by R$145  (US$27) bill for two years so that Brazil Aid (future Bolsa Família) will be R$600 per month next year.

The text was approved with three main changes in relation to the initial version proposed by the government transition:

The amount outside the spending cap for Bolsa Família dropped from the initial R$175 billion to R$ 145 billion:

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