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Chamber Upholds Bolsonaro Veto Blocking Salary Increases, Reversing Senate Position

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chamber of Deputies on Thursday, August 20th, decided to uphold the veto of President Jair Bolsonaro, which prevented the granting of salary increases, new hires and career progression to the civil service at the federal, state and municipal levels until the end of 2021.

The result marks a federal government upturn after suffering a surprising defeat in the Federal Senate. On Wednesday, the upper house of Congress had decided to overturn the veto - which required it to be reviewed by the Chamber of Deputies.

Government political coordinators in the Chamber were taken by surprise by . . .

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