United Russia will support the first reading of the draft budget for 2019

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The faction «United Russia» took the decision on consolidated support in the first reading the draft Federal budget for the 2019-2021 years, told reporters the head of this faction in the state Duma, Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Neverov.

«The decision taken today on the faction — it consolidated support for the budget in the first reading», — said Neverov.

However, he said Tuesday while discussing the draft budget with participation of first Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov and the Chairman of the accounts chamber Alexey Kudrin «was quite Frank conversation.» «That is what concerns our regions, these are issues of intergovernmental relations, it issues debt load of the regions, it questions the joint implementation of national projects is the implementation of government programs», — said the Deputy.

«At the same time it is absolutely obvious that there is still a serious work on the budget. The second reading will have to allocate a fairly large significant amounts on various national projects», — said in turn the first Vice-speaker of the state Duma Alexander Zhukov. «We agreed that the government will do it together with the deputies», — he added.

Refinement of the projects will occur throughout the year even after the budget is approved by the state Duma, said the first Vice-speaker. «We will also work together with the government», — he promised.

A very important question that was raised at the meeting of the faction of the EP relates to financial aid to the regions, continued beetles. «Obviously, we have a very uneven fiscal capacity in the regions and we also work together with the government will have to work hard to still provide substantial financial assistance to the regions that are in a difficult situation. The regions that lose income due to various reasons, for example, the creation of consolidated groups of taxpayers in order to align the financial situation of the regions. We also agreed with the government to work together in the future», — said Zhukov.

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