▲ Democratic Party floor leader Yun Ho-jung announcing the position for expedited processing of the supplementary budget

The supplementary budget bill for compensation for COVID-19 damage was handled exclusively by the ruling party at the plenary session of the Special Budget and Settlement Committee.

The Democratic Party held a plenary meeting of the Preliminary Committee today (19th) at 2 a.m. and decided to propose and approve an additional budget bill of 14 trillion won with the main goal of 3 million won per person in quarantine support.

While the members of the People's Power Preliminary Committee including Chairman Lee Jong-bae did not attend, according to the National Assembly Act, the ruling party's secretary, Maeng Seong-gyu, acted as the chairperson, and the Democratic Party lawmakers attended.

Earlier, the opposition and opposition parties discussed the supplementary budget plan yesterday afternoon, but could not reach an agreement after only checking each other's differences.

The Democratic Party plans to hold a plenary session on the 21st at the earliest and propose an additional budget bill.

(Photo = National Assembly Photo Reporters, Yonhap News)