H R 2517 in Congressional Session 111

Official Summary


Bill Number : H R 2517


Title : To provide certain benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.


5/20/2009--Introduced. Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 - Provides that a federal employee and his or her domestic partner shall be entitled to benefits available to, and shall be subject to obligations imposed upon, a married federal employee and his or her spouse. Defines "domestic partner" to mean an adult unmarried person living with another adult unmarried person of the same sex in a committed, intimate relationship. Defines "benefits" to include federal health insurance and enhanced dental and vision benefits, retirement and disability benefits, family, medical, and emergency leave, group life insurance, long-term care insurance, compensation for work injuries, and benefits for disability, death, or captivity. Excludes members of the uniformed services from the definition of "employee."Sets forth requirements for filing: (1) an affidavit of eligibility as such a domestic partner, which shall include a certification that the employee and the domestic partner are each other's sole domestic partners and intend to remain so indefinitely; and (2) a statement upon dissolution of such a domestic partnership.


Title : To provide certain benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.
Votes in the US Senate
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Votes in the US House
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Congressional Sponsors of H R 2517
Bill Number : H R 2517

Title : To provide certain benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.

Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 5/20/2009)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 6/3/2009

    Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 6/17/2009

    Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 5/20/2009

    Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 6/2/2009

    Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] - 6/17/2009

    Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 6/15/2009

    Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15] - 6/8/2009

    Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 5/20/2009

    Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 5/20/2009

    Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 5/20/2009

    Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 6/3/2009

    Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 6/17/2009

    Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 6/2/2009

    Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 5/20/2009

    Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 5/20/2009

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 2517

Title : To provide certain benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees.


5/20/2009:Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
5/20/2009:Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
5/20/2009:Referred to House House Administration
5/20/2009:Referred to House Judiciary
6/12/2009:Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.