National Assembly to open plenary session for this year's third COVID-19 budget
Updated: 2020-07-03 14:03:56 KST
Lawmakers in South Korea's National Assembly have taken up the country's largest-ever supplementary budget proposal worth 30 billion U.S. dollars to support people in the pandemic and revive the economy.
It could be up for a full floor vote as early as 7 PM.
Parliament's Budget Coordination Committee is in the final stages of screening it.
The only ones voting are likely to be the ruling Democratic Party because the main opposition United Future Party has been boycotting the budget review process in opposition to the ruling party's decision to allocate standing committee chairs to its own lawmakers.