H.R. 2834 (113th): Federal Benefits Equality Act


Jul 25, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Rush Holt

Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2013
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About the bill

Full Title

To include under Federal laws granting rights and responsibilities to married couples other couples in other legal unions similar to marriage, including domestic partnerships and civil unions.

Summary (CRS)

7/25/2013--Introduced.Federal Benefits Equality Act - Declares that, in determining the meaning of any Act of Congress:(1) "marriage" includes a marriage, domestic partnership, civil union, or any other similar legal union ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 25, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2834”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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