Congress closes the year with the treatment of laws of strong social and economic impact

Both bills have already been approved by Deputies and, if the Senate approves them without changes, they will be signed into law before the end of the year.

The 1,000 Days Plan, for care and health care during pregnancy and early childhood, was ruled this week and will obtain the endorsement of the Upper House since, during its discussion in committees, it obtained the support of all the parliamentary blocs.

Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta

Gómez Alcorta followed the entire session in Deputies that approved the IVE law.

Gómez Alcorta followed the entire session in Deputies that approved the IVE law.

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The project establishes a new allocation for Comprehensive Health Care, which consists of the payment of a Universal Allowance per Child (AUH) to be specified once a year to help care for each child under three years of age. At the same time, extends the Universal Pregnancy Allowance (AUE), which will go from having six monthly payments to nine, to cover the entire pregnancy.

While, the project to legalize abortion in Argentina has almost as many support as rejections in the Senate, so the definition will be known that same day during the debate.

The Minister of Women, Gender Policies and Sexual Diversity of the province of Buenos Aires, Estela Diaz, I consider that “There is a favorable context for abortion to be law” and he assured that if there are possible modifications to complement or review, it can be adopted in the regulation of the law.

Unofficial vote counts suggest that legalizing abortion would have 34 votes in favor and 34 against. There are three senators who did not define their position: Lucila Crexell, Stella Maris Olalla and Oscar Castillo. Likewise, it is expected to know what will happen to Carlos Menem, who expected to vote against, but is currently hospitalized.

The latest laws of the Chamber of Deputies

The ruling party of the Chamber of Deputies aspires to turn into law on Tuesday, with the support of provincial blocks, the retirement mobility project, by which retirements will be adjusted on a quarterly basis with a formula that combines 50% of the collection of the Anses and in another 50% the salary variation.

In Tuesday’s session, the deputies will also seek to approve the bill that authorizes the President of the Nation to leave the country during the year 2021 and the one that approves the agreement between Argentina and Qatar to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion in matters of income and heritage.

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Ignacio Petunchi

The retirement mobility project, which already has the sanction of the Senate, will be debated on Tuesday – starting at 11 am – in a special session, the last of the year, which will be held under face-to-face mobility with the exceptions of remote connection for those deputies that are part of risk groups, either due to age or health issues.

The initiative received an opinion last Wednesday in the framework of a plenary session of the Social Security and Social Security commissions, which presides Marcelo casaretto; and Budget, in charge of Carlos Heller; both from the Front of All.

The plenary of commissions endorsed the text by which Retirements will be adjusted with a formula that combines 50% of the Anses collection and another 50% of salary variation, arising from the highest among the measures by Indec and by the Ministry of Labor, based on the Index of Average Taxable Remuneration of Stable Workers (Ripte).

The formula, which arose from a proposal prepared based on the work of a mixed commission that the Executive Power sent to the Senate, will begin to be used in 2021, when the current emergency period on the matter expires. The new index is based on the formula applied since 2009 by the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, that later the former president Mauricio Macri it annulled and established its own pension scheme that, according to the analyzes, would have harmed the assets of the passive sector.

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During his time in the Senate and at the suggestion of the Frente de Todos, substantial changes were introduced so that, among other aspects, the pension increases are quarterly, with which there will be four increases per year. The original project established that changes in the mobility formula were to occur every six months. This modification was adopted to “splice” the months of “January, February and March”, which were “outside” of the update, because the formula of the previous Government of Mauricio Macri was approved in December 2017, but began to take effect in March of 2018.

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