The president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), read today (14) the application for the extension of the term of the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) of the Pandemic. It was the step that was needed to confirm the extension of the deadline for the commission’s work for another 90 days. The CPI investigates suspected failures of the federal and state governments in managing the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
“I must communicate that I received a request from Senator Randolfe Rodrigues [Rede-AP] , and other senators, requesting the extension of the term of the CPI on the Pandemic for 90 days. The read application contains enough subscribers to extend the deadline and will be published so that it produces the due effects”, said Pacheco.
The initial 90 days foreseen for carrying out the works end on the 25th of this month. If it is paralyzed due to the parliamentary recess, which will start next week, the deadline will end on August 7th. Randolfe Rodrigues, vice president of the collegiate, had already submitted an application at the end of June, but Pacheco decided to wait for the deadline to approach.
27 signatures were needed, and Randolfe got 34. The new deadline will start from the end of the first deadline.
If Congress votes the Budget Guidelines Law (LDO) tomorrow (15), the CPI will have its activities suspended, as well as its duration, which would run again in August, when work resumes.
However, there is the possibility that the CPI will continue working if the LDO is not voted on by the end of this week. In this case, there would be the so-called “white recess”, when the CPI could remain in operation, depending on its members.
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