Agenda for the meeting (20) Tuesday (14) October 2014
14 October 0.2014
First, read verses from the Koran.
Secondly, swearing for ladies and gentlemen, members of the House of Representatives who were holding government positions and replacements for those who have held ministerial positions or the Vice-President of the Republic.
Thirdly: Follow-up temporary committees
Fourth: the first reading of the draft law of the Fourth Amendment to the Patent Law patents and industrial designs and undisclosed information, integrated circuits and plant varieties No. (65) for the year 1970 ( Commission services and reconstruction). (2 items).
Fifth: the first reading of the draft law of the Fourth Amendment to law paving streets No. (85) for the year 1963 ( Commission services and reconstruction). (3 items).
Sixth: the first reading of the draft law on the identity of the seas. ( Commission services and reconstruction). (Article 12).
Seventh: the first reading of the draft law of the Republic of Iraq to join international railway agreement in the Levant and elbows attached to it. ( Foreign Relations Committee , Commission services and reconstruction). (2 items).
Session start time: eleven am
[tlm724] imo what we want to watch for today is the Kurds showing up to be sworn in and if they do that means there has been agreement between Barzani and Abadi for many of the things we seek, HCL, article 140 etc
[tlm724] and if Abadi shows up at the session there is a good chance they will read the budget , if not then we should see it in Thursday's session
[tlm724] Jubouri is still in Switzerland until the 16th
Finance Committee: will be limited to approving the budget of the Ministry of Defense and the displaced and some operating expenses
[tlm724] the current year budget in 2014 in the event that the House of Representatives approved two months the remaining of the fiscal year, they will be limited to expenditures on the Ministry of Defense and the displaced and the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region and some other operational expenses
[tlm724] so they will use what is necessary and transfer the rest to the 2015 budget, best part pay the kurds
Chambers of Commerce: We will support the government program for the privatization of the economy
[tlm724] General Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, is ready to provide full support for the government program prepared for the privatization of the Iraqi economy to support the private sector
[tlm724] Abadi has full support from the people that count
[tlm724] He called al-Hamdani to: the need for legislation package of economic laws to ensure the success of the government program for the privatization of the economy and facilitate the process of transition from a state economy to a free market economy.
[tlm724] just like we talked about yesterday, everything is falling into place
Member of the Finance Committee announces the drawer Budget Law hearing next Thursday to complete the first reading
[tlm724] so Thursday should be a big day, Kurds should be sworn in and happy about getting paid
[tlm724] Thursday to read a first reading, the second reading and then in another session to complete and customize the session for a vote,
[tlm724] so read it twice then vote in a separate session
[lightingcslt] hcl still in it right?
[tlm724] means they will conduct a "special session " just for the vote
[tlm724] lightingcslt we don't have confirmation on that
[lightingcslt] k ty
[tlm724] but Barzani and Abadi are meeting, working out the details and both sides have agree that there must be a compromise to move forward
Warnings of "contraction" of the Iraqi economy
[tlm724] The International Monetary Fund IMF has announced that the Iraqi economy will be subjected to shrink this year because of the battles plaguing the country, changing its previous forecast that the occurrence of a healthy growth in the country
[tlm724] we did see the other day where the IMF said that Iraq can turn this around
[tlm724] that the central bank maintained the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar despite the drop in oil prices as well as the security conditions in the country
[tlm724] yeah they did
[tlm724] "emphasizing that" the central bank to remain conservative on the price of the dinar and take proactive measures to prevent any situation that could affect it in the future ".
[tlm724] only one way to go, up - or down depending on how you look at it
[tlm724] up in value, hows that ?
[lightingcslt] now please
[tlm724] yes please
[tlm724] Abadi's new program should take care of the concerns about the economy, he has this thing and with continued support he will acheive it
Next Thursday .. vote on the security ministers
[tlm724] that Tuesday's session carrying many of the issues to be discussed by members of parliament as well as it was the first session of parliament after the feast, noting that the postponement of naming the security minister to Thursday is not a matter of procrastination or stall, but as a matter of taking more time to consult and resolve the matter
Kurdistan: Barzani in Baghdad soon to resolve the outstanding issues
[tlm724] the Kurdish delegation will discuss with Baghdad, a number of issues, the most important of balancing the province and salaries stalled The allocations of the Peshmerga forces and Article 140 of the Constitution, the memorandum that the Kurds, speaking on condition of their participation the federal government in return for the implementation of their demands and gave a grace period not exceeding three months.