Samson: Al-Fatlawi confirms that there are parliamentary moves to pass the 2020 budget
10:50 – 01/17/2020
Member of the Al-Fateh Alliance Fadel Al-Fatlawi confirmed on Friday that there are continuous parliamentary moves to pass the 2020 budget, pointing out that the parliament session next Sunday will witness discussions in this regard.
In a statement to Al-Maalouma, Al-Fatlai said, “Parliament has an extensive vision about the budget and the need for Iraq to start with the start of the new year.”
He added that “there are moves and discussions within Parliament in order to grant powers to the government to send the 2020 budget to the House of Representatives to vote on it.”
He stressed that “the parliament session next Sunday will witness discussions to reach a decisive result on the budget, because Iraq cannot remain without a budget in the presence of the caretaker government.” LINK
DCDriver: It is becoming clearer to me as Frank has indicated, that the budget needs the rate. If they are holding back the budget to include more contracts that would inflate it even more IMO. Bring on the RATE!
Tommy17: Yea articles stated they put the new Chinese agreement in the budget Imo
Don961: An Iraqi woman, US Congressman Ilhan Omar, competes in the November elections
Arab and International 01/17 2020 10:42 339 Editor: am Baghdad today – follow up
Iraqi Dalia Al-Aqeedi, 51, a former White House reporter, entered a contest in the November elections with the US Democratic Congressman, Ilhan Omar.
Al-Aqidi told the New York Post that she “felt compelled to compete against the lawmaker Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born.” Describing it as “a contentious figure, she neglected her region of Minneapolis .Al-Aqeedi stated that “Ilhan Omar spreads hatred and racism, not only in her region, or in her state, but in the entire United States . “
“It is hurting moderate Muslims, Muslims like me, they do not represent me as a Muslim, ” Al- Aqidi added .
Al-Aqidi published a video report in her campaign, which she presented in her journalistic way, during which she talked about herself, her background and goals, and criticized her competitor Ilhan Omar.
Al-Aqeedi tweeted, “It is time to defend America! Candidate to Congress because we are not divided, as Ilhan Omar and the extreme left want to believe. Candidate to be closer to each other.”
One of the strengths of Akeedi’s candidacy, she said, is that she will “not use her background as a Muslim refugee woman in the United States, the story shared by other personalities . ”
Al-Aqeedi and her families came from Iraq to escape the former Saddam Hussein regime, when she was in her twenties, the beginning of the nineties. Ilhan and her family fled the war in Somalia when she was nine years old .
Omar’s competition took a strong professional streak for herself as a political reporter, worked at the Voice of America Foundation and then as a reporter for the Middle East Network from the White House, and traveled around the world and covered conflicts in her homeland, Iraq and Lebanon .
When asked about the fact that she moved, months ago, to the center of Minneapolis’s district of Omar, Al-Aqidi said that she “spent her time every day talking to the local people who expressed concern that Omar was not being represented by Omar . ”
She continued: ” Thanksgiving holiday, helped feed more than 250 homeless in Minneapolis, which did not remember Ilhan. Is not already talking about the situation of homelessness in Minneapolis, with bitter cold, and where there is no adequate shelters to sleep.”
She indicated that she would “stand as an election campaign focused on reducing gang violence in the streets of Minneapolis, and gathering people to confront the anti-Semitic inciting language about which Omar was criticized . “
On the issue of the homeless, Omar submitted in November the “Homes for All” bill, which would allow a major expansion in the supply of American public housing .
“It is just one crisis after another. She could have done a lot for our community in immigration and education matters, but she did not, she picks up fights, ” a Somali who lives in Minneapolis told the New York Post about Omar .
Al-Aqidi asserted that she was “preparing for a fierce battle in the county that overran Omar’s votes by 78 percent in November 2018,” adding: “If one of them believed that I was running for just being in Congress, I would have chosen one of the smallest provinces in Virginia (… ) But I chose a fight because I believe in what I do, because I believe in the constitution and feel defended in the face of those who work against their country. ” LINK