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“especially with regard to the chapters that result in deleting and increasing funds.”

Samson:  Parliament opens a “direct channel” with the government to amend the budget

14:27 – 10/01/2021

The Parliamentary Finance Committee expected, on Sunday, that broad amendments will be made to the draft budget law for the current year in accordance with the powers of the House of Representatives in terms of transfer according to the constitution, while it disclosed the opening of a direct channel between the government and the Finance Committee, especially those related to the chapters that result in deleting and increasing funds.

Member of the committee, Representative Jamal Cougar, said in a statement to “the information”, that “the Finance Committee and members of Parliament have many observations and objections to a large number of its paragraphs, and there is no doubt that it will be subject to wide-ranging amendments in accordance with the powers of Parliament approved by the constitution.”

Cougar added, “The large number of amendments will need to be reviewed directly with the government, especially those related to adding funds or reducing the fact that Parliament has the authority to transfer only.”  He ruled out “restoring the budget to the government and replacing it with opening a direct channel between the government and the Finance Committee, especially with regard to the chapters that result in deleting and increasing funds.”

The MP for the State of Law coalition, Alia Nassif, revealed in a previous statement to “the information”, the existence of parliamentary intentions to return the draft budget bill to the government.