Brazil Daily

Congress facing crucial vote on budget rules

We’re covering today the clash between Bolsonaro and Congress, which could have major implications over the federal budget. How Brazil is (un)prepared for a global economic slowdown. And Lula’s risky political bet.

An important day in Congress

In a joint sitting later today, both houses of Congress are set to analyze presidential vetoes on budgetary rules that would give lawmakers unprecedented power over public spending. Members of Congress are set to give themselves powers to dictate the order of priority for paying out parliamentary grants—taking away one of the government’s most used tools to whip votes, as the president’s...

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