What has become a battle of the Federation Expenditure Budget (PEF) for 2024 in the Chamber of Deputies, amid the crisis left by Hurricane Otis as he passed ended in a truce between the Judicial Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Morena deputies.
On the morning of Tuesday the 31st, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed an agreement with Judiciary Federation so that 15 billion pesos in 13 trusts, which were abolished by Congress and will be extinguished in 120 days after the respective publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation, – which happened on October 27 -, are allocated for the reconstruction and the victims. on Acapulco after Hurricane Otis.
At the same time, without touching the priority works, Morena’s parliamentary group proposed to analyze the budget cut of 27 billion pesos to the autonomous bodies for next year, as part of the budget discussion, so they will be channeled to respond to the emergency.
while Xochitl Galvez presidential candidate of Broad Front for Mexicowent to the Chamber of Deputies to present a bill authorizing 50 billion pesos to be allocated for the reconstruction of Acapulco and surrounding communities.
The proposal of the senator, supported by the coordinators of the parliamentary factions of the Frente Amplio, consists of the creation of Emergency Law Restructuring and Economic Reactivation for the country, which will immediately inject 50 billion pesos, to Acapulco.
Although they did not mention how to get the funds, the legislative proposal provides for the implementation of unemployment insurance for the affected population; tax exemption for transportation concessionaires and payroll companies; prevention of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) from suspending electricity service and promote procedures to extend payments for people with housing loans.
Mier disqualifi epreventionill presented by Gálvez, because it was impossible and had no legal basis.
“Why 50promotionnd (million pesos)? Why not less? What are the mechanisms? What is the fund and how will it be established? hat is, according to the Income Law, the “Mechanisms to finance and provide budgetary availability ? ” asked the Morenista.
For his part, Gálvez warned that the protections promoted by the workers affected by the extinction of the trusts of the Judicial Branch could be a legal obstacle to having the said resources to respond to the emergency.
At 3 p.m., the president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), Norma Pinaissued a statement in which it agreed to the analysis of the president’s proposal to allocate 15 billion pesos from the 13 defunct trusts of the Judicial Branch to the victims of Hurricane Otis.
The response of Minister Piña happened shortly after Ignacio Mier, coordinator of the Morena bench of the Chamber of Deputies, said that the political will of the Judiciary is necessary for the transfer of resources to the Treasury of the Federation and, after that, it relocation to a fund. for the reconstruction of Guerrero.
“If this is the case and if the Judiciary accepts it, that in the process of extinction the destination of resources may be defined by what is called the Presidency of the Republic, a fund for reconstruction” , said.
While Germán Martínez, senator of the Plural, Group, criticized an “unacceptable” agreement between the Judicial Branch and the Executive Branch to give another use to the trusts from which they were created, deputy Nacho Mier celebrated Piña’s decision .
After the action of the minister-president of the Court, the federal deputy of Morena and member of the Budget and Public Accounts Commission, Hamlet García, said that the proposal to cut 27 billion pesos to autonomous bodies was suspended in a “stop” as the dialogue with the Judiciary progresses.
Erasmo González, president of the Expenditure and Public Accounts Budget Commission, explained that the budget reduction will affect, for example, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), the National Electoral Institute (INE), the Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary of the Federation. (TEPJF) and the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information, and Protection of Personal Data (INAI).
While all this happened, the Twelfth District Judge of Chihuahua, Juan Fernando Luévano Ovalle, stopped the loss of 13 trusts within the indirect protection 2341/2023 through a temporary suspension.
Regardless of the judge’s suspension, the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday night, in an economic vote, an agreement with the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) to “follow the proposal to unite a Committee made up of representatives of the three powers of the Union, to create a relief fund. to address the damage caused by Hurricane Otis.”
“With this, this body intends to work together so that the resources accumulated by the 13 trusts, which must be returned to the Treasury of the Federation (Tesofe), are allocated to the guarantee of the affected people in the state of Guerrero,” it said. .The document.
The agreement was signed by all parliamentary coordinators, except Movimiento Ciudadano.