May 20, 2013
Senate opposition fails to pass bill on APE's investigation
The opposition in the Senate failed to pass a bill which intended to launch an investigation into alleged irregularities taking place between the Healthcare Services and the Special Programmes Administration (APE).
It is a ruling from the Account Audit Bicameral Committee based in a report of the National General Audit (AGN) presenting alleged evidence of possible fraud in the healthcare services' Special Programmes Administrator (APE).
The initiative was passed by the committee’s majority, boosted by Radical Party’s Senators, but it was rejected during session in the Upper House by 33 votes over 28.
Nevertheless, the lawmakers passed the ruling elaborated by the Kirchnerites which had been approved by the minority, which states that the AGN’s report must be presented to the Executive Branch.
The session at the Senate began at 2:15pm, when Congressional Pro Secretary Luis Borsani was sworn in a ceremony, who replaces late Senator Juan José Canals.
Borsani was a lawmaker in the Mendoza province between 1987 and 1991 and a senator between 1991 and 1997. He became a national lawmaker in 2003.