Matvienko and Volodin proposed to raise the status of Parliament in their contacts with officials

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin

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MOSCOW, 2 may. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has submitted for consideration the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament a bill that enhances the status of deputies and senators in interaction with Federal and municipal officials. This was reported in the Duma management public relations and media relations.

“The amendments are aimed at improvement of the status of member of Federation Council and State Duma Deputy in the interaction with officials of the Federal bodies of state power and officials of regional and municipal authorities”, – stated in the message. In particular, we are talking about the “right to admission as a matter of priority by the officials necessary for the implementation of MPs of their powers”.

As the authors of the bill, “the need for amendments related to appeals of the citizens or defending the interests of the regions, which requires decision-making at the level of Executive power and bodies of local self-government”.
The initiative also provides for “the establishment of duties of officials of the Federal, regional and municipal authorities to create conditions for the implementation of the MPs of their powers”.

The Duma management recalled that during the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with members of the legislative Council on 24 April a proposal was made that the heads of territorial divisions of Federal authorities spoke at a meeting of the regional parliaments with information about the results of their work. The head of state supported this initiative. Its implementation “is also provided in made by the Chairpersons of both chambers of Parliament the draft law”, said the management of the state Duma.