9 months House rejects re-enacted budget, warns of no-el MB
By Ben Rosario “We want a new budget!” Thus, declared Wednesday the head of the House of Representatives con­tingent to the bicameral conference committee on the 2019 national budget following reports that their Senate counterpart is leaning towards re-enactment of the 2018 General Appro­priations Act. The bicameral panel was set to reach a decision in a make or break ses­sion starting Wednesday afternoon. Camarines Sur Rep. Ro­lando Andaya Jr., chairman of the House Committee on Appro­priations, said Senate’s position on the budget measure is a “matter internal to the Senate.” House Committee on Appropriations, former House Majority Floor Leader and Camarines ... more