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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Recent Developments on REAL ID

Real ID Resolution Approved
By a voice vote yesterday, the House approved the resolution by Senator Ruth Whitaker, a Republican from Cedarville, that would call for the repeal of the Real I-D Act of 2005. (Today's THV - Little Rock)

Senate Looks into REAL ID
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Government Management Subcommittee who has introduced legislation to repeal REAL ID, worried that a national ID "makes us less secure by giving us a false sense of security." States such as Idaho and Maine have already rejected the legal mandate to create REAL ID and federal lawmakers have been more earnestly questioning both the practicality and the constitutionality of the program.(Wired)

Senators skeptical of Real ID Act rules
Senators also continued to voice concern about how states would pay for the program, which Homeland Security estimates will cost $23.1 billion over a 10-year period. (CNET News)

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