The Budget Committee of the National Assembly is scheduled to discuss the proposed state spending plan today.
The proposed 2016 spending plan is $20.1 billion.
Commission Chairman Jorge Alberto Rosas said the executive submitted the plan last week with changes that had been suggested after a series of meetings.
The committee recommended increasing the budgets of various entities, including the Ministry of Public Works, the University of Panama, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, the University of the Americas, the Panama Maritime Authority, the National Council for Development, the judiciary and the Public Prosecutor's Office, among others.
The budgetary recommendations can add close to $200 million to the budget.
Pineda explained that he is recommending reducing the budget of entities such as the Cold Chain.