Brazil Weekly

How to get legislation passed in Brazil’s Congress

Hello, this is The Brazilian Report‘s Weekly Report. In this issue, plenty on pension reform, old-style politics in Congress today, bursting dams, and more…

The week in review

Pensions. The House passed—on the first of two roll call votes—the pension reform bill on Wednesday (more below). The House, however, faced enormous pressure from organized groups, such as various unions representing teachers, public servants, and law enforcement agents. As a result, many amendments were approved on Thursday and Friday, cutting savings down to a lower-than-expected sum of around BRL 670bn over ten years. After struggling to bring forward the 2nd round...

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