ENDA | News | Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin Assigned Seats on Senate Panels with Jurisdiction Over Key LGBT Bills

Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin has been assigned to several key panels, the Washington Blade reports:

BaldwinIn a notice published Wednesday, the Democratic Steering Committee announced it has selected Baldwin, who’ll be the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, to sit on four committees: the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee; the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee; the Senate Special Committee on Aging; and the Senate Budget Committee.

The Senate HELP Committee has jurisdiction over a key piece of pro-LGBT legislation — the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — as well as the measures that would address school bullying known as the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act.

Meanwhile, the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over a pro-LGBT bill that Baldwin has long championed in the U.S. House — the Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act — which would extend health and pension benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees.

More at the Blade...

House committee assignments have yet to be assigned.

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. Great!

    Now we'll have to wait to see if Boehner has as much intelligence;-)

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 12, 2012 9:35:26 PM

Post a comment


« «Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1265« «