Senate and House committees elect their boards of directors

After the installation of the 14 committees of the Congress of the Republic, seven in each chamber, by their presidents, the election of the Boards of Directors took place this Tuesday morning.

The first to be elected was that of Commission III of the Senate, charged with debating, studying and approving bills on financial issues and public lending, electing Congresswoman Efraín Cepeda Sarabia as president, who also leads the conservative party; and as Vice President, Senator Imelda Daza, of the Comunes Party.

After his appointment, Senator Efraín Cepeda sent a strong message to the national government: “The implementation of the budget is urgent. This commission approves resources that are not implemented afterwards, the resources do not belong to the government but to the Colombians who need them today”.

He also added that “as President of Commission III I will prioritize political scrutiny debates, we cannot reward more ministerial portfolios with budgets that are not being implemented. The resources belong to the people, not to the national government”.

For its part, Senator Imelda Daza expressed her gratitude for the trust placed in her and assured that “the election of this new board of directors is a guarantee of plurality and democracy”.

As for Commission III of the House of Representatives, Carlos Cuenca Chaux, of the Cambio Radicale party, was elected chairman and Támara Argote of the Historical Pact was elected vice-chairman.

To head Commission IV (Fourth) of this lower house will be Juan Loreto Gómez Soto as president, who is from the conservative party, and Congressman Modesto Aguilera, as vice president, and who is a member of Cambio Radical.

It should be noted that one of the functions of this committee is to discuss, study and pass bills related to organic budget laws, financial fiscal control system, alienation and disposition of national assets, regulation of industrial property regime, patents and trademarks, creation, suppression, reform or organization of national public institutions, quality and price control and administrative contracts.

It is expected that these elections will be further developed in the missing committees during the day.

Source: El Heraldo