Last week of activity in National Congress. In the Senate, the challenge is to conclude voting on the Constitutional amendment proposition to extend Disentailment of Federal Revenue (DRU). In Congress, the 2012 Budget and the 2012-2015 Multiannual Investment Plan (PPA) will be voted. Tombini will speak in the Senate on Tuesday.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Senate will hold its last two sessions of debate of the Constitutional amendment proposition (PEC) which extends Disentailment of Federal Revenue (DRU) until 2015. Already on Tuesday, the issue might be put to second-round voting. Once approved by the Senate, the PEC will be promulgated.
Budget and PPA
This week, National Congress will be dedicated to voting the Budget and the 2012-2015 Multiannual Investment Plan (PPA). PPA voting on the floor is scheduled for Tuesday and the Budget for Thursday. This Monday, reporting representative for the Budget, Arlindo Chinaglia (PT-SP), will present his report. Voting in the Committee is scheduled for Wednesday.
Next Friday, Dec. 23, is the beginning of the Legislative Branch recess. Pursuant to Constitutional Amendment #50, members of Parliament will return to work as of February 1.
Attorney Rosa Maria Weber Candiota da Rosa will take her seat as Justice of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) this Monday. She will take over from former Justice Ellen Gracie, who has retired. With her taking of office, the STF will again have its full complement of 11 justices. Rosa Maria Weber is the second member of the STF to be nominated by President Dilma Rousseff. Before her, Luiz Fux took office in March, who was previously a Justice of the Superior Court of Justice.
Privatizations CPI (Parliamentary Inquiry Committee)
On Tuesday, Rep. Delegado Protógenes (PCdoB-SP) may present a petition to install a CPI in the House to investigate privatizations carried out by the Fernando Henrique Cardoso administration (1995-2002). His motivation was the book written by journalist Amaury Ribeiro Jr (A Privataria Tucana), accusing José Serra (PSDB) of receiving kickbacks from businessmen that participated in the privatizations.