The monitoring of votes is being conducted by Joice Hasselmann (PSL-SP), the leader of the government in the Federal Congress.
Joice has said on two occasions that she would already be observing broken promises from votes on obstruction requests (maneuvers to delay the session).
On the first occasion, she commented with Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) within the Chamber’s plenary session.
Joice then went on to say that she would cut back on rider amendment appropriations by deputies during a conversation with Fabio Wajngarten, the Presidency special secretary for Communication.
Brazilian media outlet UOL witnessed both conversations, and the information was confirmed to the report by a technician from the economic team.
Each federal deputy is entitled to R$15.4 million (US$3.85 million) in individual rider appropriations, which are mandatory — the government is bound to release the funds by the end of the year, but controls the timing within the year.
The government allegedly promised an extra R$20 million (US$5 million) to each legislator voting in favor of the bill.
Should a legislator violate the voting agreement, in addition to cutting the extra R$20 million, the government would place the ordinary rider appropriation at the end of the line for disbursement, a technician told UOL.