Finally this Friday the Omnibus Law was approved in general after more than three days of debate in the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation. However, the discussion on the rule in particular will continue on Tuesday.
Read also: What changes with the general approval of the Omnibus Law
Omnibus Law: when it would come into force
The general approval of the project does not have the half sanction so it could only go to the Senate of the Nation, which is constituted as a reviewing chamber, when the articles are approved in particular. That is, if the Senate decides to modify any article, the project must return to the Deputies, where it will be discussed again.
In this framework, if Deputies accept any change by the Senate, the approved project is sanctioned as law. On the other hand, if Deputies insist that no modification be made, they will need to reach the same majority of 144 votes or a higher one than that of the Senate.
The vote for the Omnibus Law is defined (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Once approved in both chambers, it is sent to the Executive Branch and the President of the Nation can accept and promulgate the law or veto it, partially or totally.
If approved, the law is published in the Official Gazette and comes into force in accordance with the legal deadlines.
Javier Milei's first reaction after the approval of the Omnibus Law
The Office of President Javier Milei made a post on the social network X.com (formerly known as Twitter) in which he celebrated the general approval of the Omnibus Law in the Chamber of Deputies. He thanked the heads of the Pro blocks, Cristian Ritondo, of We Make the Federal Coalition, Miguel Ángel Pichetto and the Radical Civic Union, Rodrigo de Loredo, for “having contributed to the law moving forward.”
“The Office of the President celebrates the positive vote of the deputies who generally approved the Law of Bases and Starting Points for the Freedom of Argentines and especially appreciates the collaboration of the deputies and heads of their respective blocks, Cristian Ritondo, Miguel Ángel Pichetto and Rodrigo de Loredo, who, despite our differences, have contributed to the law moving forward,” the statement says.
Read also: Video: protesters attacked José Luis Espert as he left Congress
Javier Milei's first reaction after the general approval of the Omnibus Law. (Photo: EFE – EPA – Gian Ehrenzeller).
The X.com post adds: “History will remember with honor all those who understood the historical context and chose to end the privileges of caste and the corporate republic, in favor of the people, who have been impoverished and starved for years by the political class. We hope to have the same greatness on the day of the vote on the Law in particular, to advance to the Senate and begin to return dignity to the Argentine people. “The only viable path for our country is that of freedom, work and order.”
The Chamber of Deputies generally approved by 144 votes to 109 the bill “Bases and Starting Points for the Freedom of Argentines”, which establishes a public emergency, a reform of the State and the privatization of several public companies.
The session for the Omnibus Law went into a recess until next Tuesday at 2 p.m. to discuss the initiative article by article. The initiative was voted with the support of the deputies of Libertad Avanza, UCR, PRO, We Make the Federal Coalition, Federal Innovation, Creo; Freedom, Production and Work, Good Free, Independence and Union of Mendoza advance.