President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he was confident that the House of Representatives would approve this week the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) of the Social Security reform .
Asked by journalists about the expectation for the Social Security vote, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday in the House’s plenary, after being approved by the House’s special committee last week, Bolsonaro said he was confident deputies would approve the bill.
“According to information from Rodrigo Maia, our general within the House, we will certainly approve the two shifts of this new Social Security,” said the president after meeting with the Minister of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, in the ministry.
The expectation of the president of the House, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), is to start the voting process tonight. If approved in the first round, the bill would be voted in the second round between Thursday and Friday, according to Maia.
As it is a Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC), the Social Security reform needs to get the favorable vote of at least 308 of the 513 deputies, in two voting rounds, to be approved in the House and then sent to the Senate.
To try to secure approval, the government works to avoid presenting highlights. In response to one of the likely highlights, the government has stated that the text approved last week by the special commission already includes demands from public safety professionals.