The rapporteur of MP (Provisional Measure) nº 1.076, federal deputy João Roma (PL-BA), announced on the night of this Wednesday (27) that he will accept a proposal that makes the payment of R$ 400 of Auxílio Brasil (former Family Scholarship). According to the original text of the MP, edited in December by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), the amount of R$ 400 would only be in force during the year 2022.
Rome decided to accept an amendment presented by federal deputy Hugo Motta (Republicans-PB), which maintains the value of R$ 400 also after 2022. The MP is still under discussion in the Chamber and can be voted on this Wednesday. Once approved, it will need to go through the Senate.
The MP institutes an extraordinary benefit that allows the Auxílio Brasil paid to the population to reach R$ 400. Without the benefit, the assistance would be R$ 224. It is also worth mentioning that, as it came from an MP, the benefit was already being applied since its edition in December.
The payment of R$ 400, to be made possible, also depended on the approval of the PEC (Proposed Amendment to the Constitution) of the Precatórios, which passed in Congress at the end of last year. The PEC brought the necessary fiscal space in the Budget for Aid Brazil.
Rapporteur defends maintenance of R$ 400
João Roma, who was Minister of Citizenship when the measure was edited by Bolsonaro in December, defended maintaining the R$ 400 for Auxílio Brasil. When reading his report in plenary, he argued that, if the Chamber approves an increase in the value, as defended by some deputies, Bolsonaro would be obliged to veto the change, so as not to violate the electoral legislation.
According to the deputy, the veto would jeopardize the income of more than 16 million families, who currently receive the extraordinary benefit. He also declared that a veto would return the amount received by families in Auxílio Brasil to R$224.
Opposition MPs wanted change
During the discussions in the plenary, opposition deputies defended changes in the MP.
Deputies Leo de Brito (PT-AC) and Bohn Gass (PT-RS) recalled that the amount of R$ 400, according to the measure, was guaranteed only until the end of 2022. The two said they were in favor of adopting the Rs. $400 beyond this year. Deputy Afonso Florence (PT-BA) defended an aid greater than R$ 400.
Amid the debates, deputies allied with Bolsonaro were also in favor of adopting the R$400 on a permanent basis.
In this scenario, Rome accepted one of the proposals to maintain the value of R$ 400 beyond 2022.