September 17, 2014
Morales: 'The Executive wants to make Congress part of their failure'
The head of the Radical party (UCR) caucus in the Senate, Gerardo Morales, has ratified they will vote against the government-sponsored “Sovereign Payment” bill, saying the “Executive wants to make Congress part of their failure” in their negotiation with holdouts.
The Budget and Foreign Affairs Committees of the Senate began today a new round of talks over the bill. If approved, it would allow for the voluntary payment of the country’s creditors in Buenos Aires.
“The Executive already has the capability of reopening the debt swap and relocating the venue of pay. They are doing this just to make Congress part of their failure to negotiate with holdouts,” Morales said.
“They call us vultures because we don’t agree on the bill. But they don’t need our approval; they have already got the tools to make it happen. You have the tools; you make yourself responsible for this,” he added.