Madrid, June 21, 2019.A month after the arrival of 'the 24 of VOX' to the Congress, and although the new Government has not been invested, the representatives of the formation have begun to work with the implication and the dedication that requires to represent the almost three million Spaniards who bet on the party on April 28.
In these thirty days, the training has presented up to eight parliamentary initiatives, including two requests to the Bureau of Congress, four requests for data, reports and documents, a Proposition of Law and an urgent interpellation.
The work of the training began as soon as he sweared his positions in the hemicycle under the slogan "Por España. Yes, I swear". A day in which the 24 deputies of VOX, as well as the rest of the Spaniards, had to witness a grotesque session in which the coup prisoners were allowed to promise their office in the name of a supposed Catalan republic. Before the inaction of the president of the Chamber, Meritxell Batet, VOX decided to submit a request to the Bureau of Congress [05/23/19] to declare that the political prisoners had not acquired the full status of Deputy, correcting, in consequence, the interpretation manifested in the constitutive session.
Five days later, VOX requested the suspension of the salary of the coup deputies since April 28 [05/30/19]. In this way, and thanks to the fact that the Board gave the reason for the formation, Oriol Junqueras, Josep Rull, Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Turull did not receive a single euro saving the public coffers 20,000 euros.
VOX has also complied with two of its most fierce commitments: to fight for a fair salary comparison for the State Security Forces and bodies and to clarify how the negotiation with ETA was carried out, after the content of the the acts of the terrorist band.
It was for this reason that the training requested the report of the Ernst & Young consultancy on the remuneration and tasks of the jobs in the field of the State Security Forces and Corps [05/31/19] as well as all the minutes, notes and reports from the Presidency of the Government, Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, documenting the course of negotiations between the Executive of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and the terrorist group ETA [03/06/19].
The first VOX PdL and the first urgent interpellation
The spokesperson of VOX in the Congress of Deputies, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, and the general secretary of the parliamentary group, Macarena Olona, have also presented this month the Proposition of Law of Integral Protection to the Whistleblowers of Corruption. A law that would protect whistleblowers in cases of corruption [10/06/19] and put an end to their situation of absolute helplessness. Even if this law is passed, the complainant would be rewarded for his work with 10% of the total amount that could be recovered from the money defrauded.
On the other hand, and in the light of the recent interventions of the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, attacking VOX and demanding a sanitary cordon against the formation, the spokesman of the party, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, presented an urgent interpellation [14/06] / 19] in the Registry of the Chamber urging the acting Government to put an end to French interference and safeguard the independence of the Spaniards. In this sense, VOX demanded the Executive to ask for explanations about the "relations, agreements and dependence" that may mark the performance of certain Spanish parties under the orders of foreign powers.