Brazil's Senate Rejects Mid-Week Public Holiday Bill
Source:Agência Senado Notícias (Senado Federal)
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Most recent follow-up news item: June 4, 2019
Brazil's Senate commission on education, culture and sport (Comissão de Educação, Cultura e Esporte-CE) has rejected a bill that would have moved some of Brazil's mid-week, fixed-date, public holidays to the adjoining Friday.
Senior senator, Romeu Tuma (PTB-SP), justified the Senate's rejection of the bill based on his opinion that the dates of these public holidays had significance (had not been chosen at random -as datas fixadas para os feriados não são aleatórias).
This bill, introduced in 2003, was approved last month in commission by Brazil's lower house (2009-04-09).
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