Economy November 24, 2016 | 8:35 am

Congress approves Budget of US$15.5B

Santo Domingo.- After heated debates theChamber of Deputies on approved Wednesday in the first roll call the bill forthe 2017 Budget, of RD$711.4 billion (US$15.5 billion).

Of the lawmakers present 117 voted for, to 38against he proposed legislation, on which the bicameral committee had rendereda favorable report and, discareding the opposition’s proposal to send the billto commission.

The bill, already been approved by the Senatenow goes to president Danilo Medina, who’s expected to sign it into law.

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