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NGA Urges Passage of PASS ID, 36 States Unable to Meet REAL ID Deadlines



November 18, 2009 By

The National Governors Association (NGA) today sent a letter to Senate and House leadership urging Congress to pass S. 1261, the "Providing for Additional Security in States' Identification Act" (PASS ID), this year. The letter, signed by NGA Chair Vermont Gov. James H. Douglas and NGA Vice Chair West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III, states that "as many as 36 states will not meet the requirements of REAL ID by the end of the year." PASS ID offers a "practical solution" to REAL ID and "enjoys bipartisan support and the endorsement of the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security."

 


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