The president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), warned House leaders that he should talk to the president of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), this Monday (19/9), to discuss a solution for the nursing floor.
In the morning, Pacheco discussed the matter with the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, at a meeting in Planalto. The senator is acting President of the Republic due to Jair Bolsonaro’s trip to the United Kingdom.
According to Senate party leaders, bills are being discussed in the National Congress that can be voted on to help fund the national nursing floor.
One of the proposals that emerged during this Monday’s meeting of leaders would be to use part of the amounts destined for the rapporteur’s amendments, fuel of the “secret budget”, to boost the SUS budget.
Pacheco’s conversation with Lira must be via videoconference, as the mayor is in New York. Like Vice President Hamilton Mourão, Lira had to leave the country during Bolsonaro’s trip.
As they are in the presidency’s line of succession, Mourão and Lira would have to take charge of Brazil in Bolsonaro’s absence. If they assumed the post during the campaign, however, they would become ineligible.
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The National Congress approved in July this year the PEC that created the national floor of R$ 4,750 for nurses. However, STF Minister Luís Roberto Barroso suspended the measure.
Despite Congressional attempts to make the STF review the decision, the Court’s plenary session upheld Barroso’s decision. The floor will be suspended until its impact on health services and the budget of municipalities are evaluated.
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