Congress could approve BRL 343-billion bump to Covid-19 budget

. May 21, 2020
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The Brazilian Congress will vote to allow the federal government to increase the Covid-19 budget by BRL 343.6 billion. According to Brazilian fiscal responsibility laws, the government cannot increase public spending without approval from lawmakers. 

The money will be distributed to cabinet ministries as well as state and municipal governments. The lion’s share will go to the Economy Ministry (BRL 228.9 billion), while states and municipalities will share BRL 403.2 million among themselves. With the additional funds, administrations can pay employment benefits — such as medical and dental assistance — debts, and other obligations.

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Brenno Grillo

Brenno has worked as a journalist since 2012, specializing in coverage related to law and the justice system. He has worked for O Estado de S. Paulo, Portal Brasil, ConJur, and has experience in political campaigns.

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