CCT to discuss $ 600 million cuts in science and technology budget: Senado Notices

Fachada dos Ministério do Desenvolvimento Regional e Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (MCTIC).  Com a troca de governo, o nome dos novos Ministérios do governo federal foram incluídos na fachada dos prédios da Esplanada dos Ministérios, em Brasília. Como algumas das pastas foram fundidas, o letreiro nas fachadas mudou.  Foto: Geraldo Magela/Agência Senado

The Science and Technology Commission (CCT) will discuss a $ 600 million cut in the budget of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The collegium on Thursday (21) approved the request for a public hearing proposed by CCT President Senator Rodrigo Cunha (PSDB-AL). Event dates are still set.

A Bill from the National Congress (PLN 16/2021) Opened a supplementary credit of $ 690 million to the folder sent by the Executive Branch in August. The money will go to the National Atomic Energy Commission and the National Scientific and Technological Development Fund.

However, in October, Finance Minister Paulo Guedes proposed a change to PLN 16/2021. In a letter to the Mixed Budget Commission (CMO), Goods recommended that $ 600 million be transferred to other federal government portfolios.

Representatives of the following institutions and organizations are invited to the hearing:

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation;

Ministry of Finance;

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development;

Federal University of Alagoas;

Brazilian Association of Community Universities;

Brazilian Association of State Entities of Information and Communication Technology;

Initiative of Science and Technology in Parliament; And

Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Agoncia Senado (quoted in Agoncia Senado)

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