Massa will present the 2023 Budget in Deputies on September 28

Sergio Massa will attend the Chamber of Deputies on September 28 to present the 2023 Budget project. In this way, the Economy Minister will open the debate on the regulations that contemplate the expenses and resources planned for next year, which the ruling party hopes to approve in a special session on October 26.

In the meeting held this Tuesday between the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Cecilia Moreau, and the heads of the parliamentary blocs of the ruling party and the opposition, it was also agreed that after Massa’s presentation, The members of the economic team will do the same, and they will also answer questions from legislators about the project.

They are the Secretaries of the Treasury, Raul Rigo; Finance, Eduardo Setti; of Production, José de Mendiguren; of Agriculture, Juan José Bahillo; and Energy, Flavia Royon. In the two weeks that the consultation round will be extended, the head of AFIP, Carlos Castagneto; of Customs, Guillermo Michel, and of Anses, Fernanda Raverta, and the Ministers of Labor, Claudio Moroni; of Transportation, Alexis Guerrera; and of Public Works, Gabriel Katopodis, among others.

Once the presentations of the officials are finished, the debate between the legislators will begin to finish designing the opinion that they intend to sign on Monday, October 24, in order to be able to approve it on the floor on October 26 and then send it to the Senatepointed out the president and the secretary of the Budget Commission, Carlos Heller and Marcelo Casaretto, respectively, in a contact with the press after the meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The agreements that the ruling party can reach are key to ensuring a majority since they have 117 votes of their own and they require the support of at least a dozen more legislators to be able to guarantee the sanction of the project. This could happen if it again reaches agreements with provincial blocs, as happened last Thursday when the project to extend the taxes that expire at the end of the year was approved, which will now begin to be analyzed by the Senate to turn it into law.

The 2023 Budget project contemplates a total expenditure of 29 billion pesos for next year, a growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2 percent, an inflation of 60 percent and a primary deficit of 1.9%.

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