Chamber of Deputies generally approves the 2022 Expenditure Budget

The full of the Chamber of Deputies generally approved the Federation Expenditure Budget (PEF) for the following year, with which legislators are now preparing to vent the 1,994 reservations presented by the different parliamentary groups.

With 274 votes in favor, 219 against and three abstentions, the plenary session generally endorsed the PEF, after a discussion between shouts, cheers and claims that began shortly before 11:00 in the morning of this Wednesday.

The matches of Goes through Mexico They indicated that they will emphasize their Alternative Budget proposal that they presented in recent days, in which they seek the reallocation of 380,000 million pesos through cuts to government operating expenses, of works such as the Maya Train and Dos Bocas Refinery, as well as social programs such as Sowing Life.

With these cuts, they commented, they would be reassigned to other priority items, such as states and municipalities, for social policy, as well as to support the reactivation of the economy after the crisis and for programs to support women.

In this sense, the PAN, PRI and FART ─that together form the coalition Goes through Mexico─ voted against the opinion of the PEF.

“The alternative budget is a wavering one. They want to reallocate by removing resources from the Health Secretary, to the purchase of vaccines and 90% of the budget for strategic projects. We are not going to allow it, no matter how angry it causes them, “replied Reginaldo Sandoval Flores, a PT deputy.

The PEF 2022 it contemplates resources for just over 7.08 trillion pesos, which represents a real annual growth of 8.6 percent. Within this budget, it is contemplated that health spending will increase by 15.2% to continue facing the pandemic of Covid-19.

In addition, the PEF 2022 continues to support the government’s flagship programs and works, such as the Pension for the Well-Being of the Elderly, the Maya Trend, the construction of Two mouths, among others, despite criticism from the opposition who questioned the social and economic benefit they could generate.

In the case of investment spending, a figure that is also historical is proposed, for 982,287 million pesos, 14.3% more than what was approved for this year.

Another increase that stands out is that which refers to federalized spending, which will be just over 2.1 trillion pesos, 4.9% more than last year, and the largest increase in the current six-year term.


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