The Brazilian President signs a draft legislative decree to accelerate aid to Rio Grande do Sul

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva presents a draft legislative decree to accelerate the transfer of funds to the state of Rio Grande do Sul, at Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 6, 2024. Lula da Silva on Monday sent a draft legislative decree to accelerate the transfer of funds to the state of Rio Grande do Sul (south), which is suffering from the worst floods in history, with thousands of displaced people. (Xinhua/Lucio Tavora)

Brasilia, May 6, 2019 (Xinhua) – On Monday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sent a draft legislative decree to accelerate the transfer of funds to the state of Rio Grande do Sul (south), which is suffering from the worst floods. History with thousands of displaced and homeless people.

The draft decree signed and sent by the Brazilian President, which will need to be approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate, recognizes “the occurrence of a state of general disaster in part of the national territory, to confront the consequences of climate phenomena.” In the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Under the proposal, the federal government would be entitled to make expenditures and tax breaks for Rio Grande do Sul without having to adhere to rules regarding spending limits.

Lula da Silva signed the document during a meeting at the Planalto Palace to discuss aid for Rio Grande do Sul, along with the President of the Senate, Rodrigo Pachecho, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Arthur Lira, and the Vice President of the Federal Supreme Court. , Edson Fashion.

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“We will do everything in our power so that we can contribute to the recovery of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, improving people’s lives and facilitating the lives of its residents in every possible way, obviously within the framework of the law,” the president said.

The government recognizes that the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Fiscal Framework provide flexibility in fiscal rules in the event of a public disaster recognized by Congress.

The state of Rio Grande do Sul, bordering Argentina and Uruguay, is facing the consequences of more than a week of rain that has overflowed rivers, flooded cities and destroyed part of the roads. As of Monday, 83 deaths and 111 missing people had been reported.

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