Congress could get Mexico energy reform package soon, official says

Mexico City, Jun 18 (EFE).- Mexico's Congress could get the energy reform package being prepared by the Peña Nieto administration before it begins its regular session on Sept. 1, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray said.

The administration also plans to present lawmakers with a separate tax reform package, Videgaray said.

"The tax reforms will be presented at the start of the next regular session in September. The energy reforms will probably be presented a little before then and there will undoubtedly be debate on it in the houses this year," Videgaray told Radio Formula from London.

Videgaray was in London as part of President Enrique Peña Nieto's trip to the G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

Both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate have been in recess since May 1 and the Permanent Legislative Committee, which is made up of 19 lower house members and 18 senators, is handling day-to-day functions until the regular session opens on Sept. 1.