Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate Presidents Amplify Powers During Pandemic

For four months the, leaders have decided on everything that will or will not be voted on. Members of Congress show discomfort with the situation and demand the reopening of committees.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the suspension of the operation of the National Congress's specialized committees, the presidents of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, and of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre, have been concentrating unprecedented power since taking command of the two Houses.

For four months now, it has been up to . . .

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