Bolsonaro Bills Will Face Resistance in House and Senate this Year

In 2021, it is likely that Bolsonaro's ideological bills will not advance


While the new Congressional summit embraces the government's priorities regarding the economic agenda, the conservative agendas that are more aligned with President Jair Bolsonaro will continue to face resistance in the House and Senate.

Party leaders have signaled that proposals about weapons, the protection of military personnel who kill in GLO operations (guarantee of law and order) and others that appeal to Bolsonaro's base will not be a priority in the first half of the year - or even throughout 2021.

DF - Brasilia - 03/02/2021 - Jair Bolsonaro and Rodrigo Pacheco. Foto: Mateus Bonomi/AGIF - Mateus Bonomi/AGIF

Lira and Pacheco, presidents of the House and the Senate, respectively, presented 35 priority bills for the government. For some, it was the “bill” for helping the two parliamentarians.

The bolsonarista agenda contains proposals to change rules on the possession of weapons, increase the penalty for cases of sexual abuse and corruption of minors for drug trafficking, use of military personnel in GLO operations, homeschooling and change in toll collection rules.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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