The Senate has unanimously voted to invite a special presidential task force responsible for distributing the COVID-19 stimulus package to give a status report on the program.
The Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations has halted the confirmation hearings of foreign affairs minister-designate Dee-Maxwell Kemayah amid allegations of sexual assault against the nominee.
Montserrado’s Sen. Abraham Darius Dillon has submitted a draft bill seeking to limit the salaries of members of the National Legislature to US$5,000 or its equivalent.
After a late submission of the draft 2020/2021 fiscal year budget and a subsequent delay in the legislature approving the budget, President George Weah has asked the legislature to pass a resolution authorizing the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to use one-twelfth of last year’s budget to allow the government to operate temporarily.
The legislature has begun hearings for the 2020/2021 budget.
Finance Minister Samuel Tweah has admitted that the controversial ETON and EBOMAF loans were failures, as the financing companies were unable to make the funds available to the Liberian government.
Senate President Pro Tempore Albert Chie has constituted a committee to audit an estimated US$557,000 that was earmarked to be cut from senators’ salaries and added onto staffers’ salaries during a ‘salary harmonization’ process.
After legislative staffers threatened to barricade the Capitol Building if the Liberian Dollars portion of their salary arrears were not paid, the Senate’s Ways, Means, and Finance Committee says that portion was eliminated during the government-wide ‘salary harmonization’ process.