Politicians focus on flood damage again…
With another forecast of heavy rain across the country, politicians are again focusing on flood damage.
To respond to the heavy rain, the party-government council was canceled and volunteer work was conducted in flood-affected areas.
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People’s power has announced that the high-ranking party-governmental meeting scheduled for today will be canceled in order to focus on responding to heavy rain.
Kang Min-guk, chief spokesman for People’s Power, ordered the relevant authorities and local governments to prevent damage and manage residents through his comments.
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<Kang Min-guk / Chief Spokesperson for People’s Power> “We realized in the past flood that the complacent perception that ‘this much will be okay’ causes irreversible damage.”
The Democratic Party of Korea held a press conference in the morning and announced that it would push for a ‘package bill’ to prevent flood damage.
In addition to the currently proposed Agricultural Disaster Countermeasures Act, Agricultural Disaster Protection Act, and Urban Flood Prevention Act, which includes the installation of flood prevention facilities, we are planning to hurry up with additional legislation
Politicians also took part in flood-damaged field volunteer work.
This morning, Justice Party lawmaker Kang Eun-mi and Vice President Lee Hyun-jeong visited Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do, and tomorrow, the People’s Power, the day after tomorrow, the Democratic Party will visit the site of flood damage in the Chungcheong region.
The ‘Task Force for Flood Recovery and Damage Support’ organized by the ruling and opposition parties will hold its first meeting on the 26th.
From next week, the schedule of the National Assembly, which was postponed due to flooding, will resume.
The ruling and opposition parties are expected to clash in various places over the government’s response to heavy rain and the change of the Seoul-Yangpyeong Expressway route.
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Yes, first of all, on the 26th, the National Territorial Commission and the Judiciary Committee are scheduled to hold pending issues.
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Won Hee-ryong will appear on the National Land and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the change of the end point of the Seoul-Yangpyeong Expressway with the opposition party, and Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon on the Judiciary Committee is expected to engage in heated debate over the prosecution’s special activity expenses and the results of the audit of the four major rivers by the Board of Audit and Inspection.
A meeting is scheduled for the 27th.
There are many observations that the possibility of controversial bills such as the Yellow Envelope Act and the Broadcasting Act being presented is not high, as National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin-pyo previously requested an agreement between the ruling and opposition parties.
On the 28th, the last day of the extraordinary National Assembly in July, the Education Committee is expected to engage in a fierce battle over allegations of infringement of teacher rights related to the extreme choice of elementary school teachers in Seocho-gu.