Vyacheslav Volodin in an interview with the TV channel "Russia 24" said that the main law of the autumn session was the law on the budget 2019-2021, which "is designed to solve many problems". He pointed out that the adopted budget was in surplus, "and, of course, this will largely determine the decisions that will be implemented next year".
The Chairman of the State Duma called an important decision the fact that from January 1, 2019, the pension will increase by 1,000 rubles, and the average pension in the country will be 15,400 rubles. He recalled that wages would be increased, an increase in the wages of employees of budgetary institutions would begin, and from October 1, the pension of military retirees would begin to rise. Raising pensions to non-working pensioners and military pensioners will be higher than the inflation rate - 7% and 6.3%, respectively.
Starting next year, unemployment benefits will double, the minimum level will be 1,500 rubles, the maximum - 8,000 rubles.
The increase became possible due to the fact that the economy recovered from problems, moved from falling to growth, said Vyacheslav Volodin. This was the result of the work of the President, the Government, the deputies of the State Duma.
The law on the abolition of roaming, said Vyacheslav Volodin, was supported by all the factions of the State Duma, this is a document “which united everyone”.
Another important document of the autumn session was the Law “On Responsible Treatment of Animals”. He recalled that when working on the initiative, a huge number of hearings, consultations and negotiations were held.
Parliamentarians next year will have to consider a large block of legislations devoted to the digital economy, as well as initiatives that simplify the search for missing children and allow relatives to enter the intensive care unit. Vyacheslav Volodin noted that the State Duma in the new session will begin its work from 9 January. In the legislative portfolio 1 137 legislations. These are laws-in-draft that were submitted after 2016. About 234 were adopted in the first reading.
Parliamentarians in the spring session will consider a number of initiatives that citizens are waiting for.
Vyacheslav Volodin said that consultations are continuing with the Ministry of Health and the Government of the Russian Federation on an important law-in-draft, which citizens are very much looking forward to, regarding the access of relatives to intensive care.