Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he will dedicate himself to lobbying Congress for passage of a sweeping pension reform needed to avoid a fiscal crisis. He said he will begin meeting members of Congress individually once he returns, later this week, from a trip to Israel. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Paulo Guedes, on Tuesday, began his own lobbying effort, meeting with members during a congressional session. Vice President Hamilton Mourão also joined the effort, telling reporters he believes passage of the reform is “highly likely.” He said, once the pension reform is passed, the administration will focus on a sweeping tax reform package.
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