CamSur Rep. Andaya pushes for full transparency in bicam deliberations of 2019 budget bill
Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya, Jr. vowed to push for the full transparency in the bicameral conference deliberations for the 2019 budget bill.
Andaya quit his post as House Majority Leader and assumed chairmanship in the powerful House Appropriations Commitee.
The CamSur solon said that he will advocate for the transparency of the 2019 General Appropriations Act is transparent, fair to all and responsive to the needs of our people.
“If transparency and accountability in the GAA will be my only legacy as House leader, so be it,” Andaya said.
Andaya, meanwhile, said that they are working overtime to pass the 2019 national budget which is now under the bicam phase.
“This refutes the repeated lies peddled that the House wants a re-enacted budget when all our actions prove that we want a new one,” Andaya said.
The House contingent to the meeting include Reps. Ma. Carmen Zamora, Rodante Marcoleta, Edcel Lagman, Federico Sandoval II, Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, Yedda Marie Romualdez, Corazon Nunez-Malanyaon, Arthur Yap, Jesus Romualdo, and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez.
Andaya said that the House is “confident” in finding common ground to thresh out the differences of the House and Senate versions of the appropriations bill.
“No healthy difference on policy questions is irreconcilable,” he said.
“I have made my position clear. The House contingent will push for full transparency in the bicameral conference deliberations. We know that our senators want the same,” he added.