(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration is not ready to tell Congress what cost-cutting measures it will take to pay for extending federal employee benefits to same-sex couples.
The legislation that provides health care, long-term care, family and medical leave and federal retirement benefit passed the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and is awaiting approval on the Senate floor.
The legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), chairman and ranking member respectively of the committee. Lieberman has expressed reluctance about bringing the bill to the floor if it adds to the federal deficit....