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Brazil spending cap vote shows Congress support -gov't spokesman
October 11, 2016 / 1:11 AM / a year ago

Brazil spending cap vote shows Congress support -gov't spokesman

BRASILIA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The approval of a public spending cap in the lower house of Congress on Monday is a major victory for the government that shows Congress’ commitment to fiscal responsibility, presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola told reporters.

Minutes earlier, the lower house approved the landmark proposal by 366 votes, well above the 308 or three-fifth majority needed for passage. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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