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Saturday, January 23, 2010
House Oversight Committee reports amended version of domestic partnership bill; House Judiciary Committee likely to consider it next week
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has reported an amended version of H.R. 2517, "Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009." The Act would extend certain benefits, including health care coverage, to the domestic partners of federal employees. Unfortunately, the U.S. Government Printing Office has not yet posted H. Rept. 111-400, Pt. I, which sets out the amendment. The House Judiciary Committee has been granted an extension for consideration of the legislation. That extension expires January 29th.