July 12, 2020

The joint commission on the pandemic will not start until September

The mixed commission of deputies and senators proposed by the PP in the Senate to evaluate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic based on an offer launched by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, is still pending approval by the plenary and in principle no will run until September.

The vice president of the Senate, Cristina Narbona, explained at the end of the meeting of the Bureau of the Upper House that “foreseeably” this initiative will be included in the agenda of the extraordinary plenary session to be held on June 14 and 15.

Once received the approval of the plenary session, its constitution, which would also require the endorsement of Congress, would be done “afterwards”, Narbonne pointed out, that is, for the next session that will start in September.

In addition, he pointed out that the commission for the economic and social reconstruction of the Lower House, whose four working groups approve its conclusions tomorrow, must wait for its work to finish.

In this sense, he recalled that when Sánchez proposed creating a mixed body, he made it clear that it was first necessary to “complete” the work of the congressional commission, and from there the government was in favor of creating a bicameral mixed commission.

Narbona has also pointed out at a press conference that President Sánchez’s attendance at the Senate to appear in plenary, once all the ministers have done so in their respective committees, has not yet been confirmed since Moncloa.

“It is not ruled out but neither confirmed,” he said about an appearance originally committed for the month of July, and that it should be held in an extraordinary plenary session because the ordinary session ends at the end of June.

The month of July in the Senate, apart from the next plenary session on the 14th and 15th, will be exempt from committee activity, except for one of Justice that will be convened this week exceptionally so that an urgent reform of the Prosecution Law can be processed Criminal forwarded by Congress.


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