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House passes bill expanding comp time

WASHINGTON — The US House ­approved a Republican-backed bill Wednesday that would give private sector workers the option of taking comp time for working more than 40 hours a week, ­instead of receiving overtime pay.

The measure is unlikely to pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Obama has threatened a veto, but it carries political value for Republicans who can argue they were attempting to give employers and employees a broader range of compensation options. Republicans — who are seeking support from more female voters — are calling the bill fair and pro-family.

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