December 21, 2016 / 1:37 PM / 3 years ago

Brazil's Temer says states must still commit to austerity

Brazil's President Michel Temer attends the ceremony of delivery of popular houses in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Michel Temer said on Wednesday that states that seek debt relief from the federal government will be required to commit to austerity practices despite a bill passed by the lower house of Congress excluding fiscal commitments.

Temer did not say whether he has decided or not to veto the bill passed Tuesday night in a reversal for his plan to restore fiscal discipline in Brazil.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle

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