The majority that socialists and podemitas have in the Budget Committee of the Congress of Deputies has asserted this Tuesday to reject en bloc and direct veto to 85 partial amendments of the Popular Party, among which are initiatives such as lower taxes, a support plan for the self-employed, the additional fund for city councils, support for the hotel industry, tourism, an increase in the salary of prison officials, remuneration supplements for the State Security Forces and Corps or, supplements for prosecutors and judges in Catalonia.
The argument used in this case is that these expenses do not contribute to making the Government’s economic policy effective.
Specifically, the rejection of these partial amendments presented by the Popular Group, whose spokesperson is Cuca Gamarra, has shelved an extension of the temporary employment regulation files due to impediment or activity limitations until May 31, 2021. AND It also means the bolt to a Shock Plan for tourism in the Canary Islands of 50 million euros, among other amendments.
The veto of the Budget Commission table, chaired by Podemos, with two other members of the PSOE and two of the PP, has not been such in the case of the two amendments presented by ERC-EH Bildu-Unidas Podemos , in which They call for the ban on evictions to be extended until the end of 2022, or January 1, 2023.
According to the official document signed by the chamber’s lawyers, a document to which the Economist has had access , the two anti-eviction amendments, 3778 and 3779, indicate that they are amendments that affect private law, “which would not have a direct connection with income and expenses”.
However, both amendments have passed the Podemos filter. Although the party environment indicates that they are very hopeful that this initiative will be raised in a few days to a royal decree-law and, finally, the extension of the ban on evictions will be extended, which will conclude on December 31 next.
As the Economist has learned , if this does not happen, Podemos is not willing to withdraw the amendment from any point of view.
Despite the aforementioned report, the president of the Budget Commission and deputy of United We Can, Pilar Garrido, assured this Tuesday that the lawyers of the Congress of Deputies did not specifically refer to the invalidity of the amendment on evictions presented by United We Can, ERC and Bildu, but to “many amendments that do not meet the requirements” to be included in the draft General State Budget (PGE) of 2021.
He also pointed out that from the Committee Table “we have decided that we are going to follow a flexible criterion as is done on many occasions” so that all these amendments “continue to be processed and that the different groups decide on their future, and not from of the opinion of a group of lawyers “