DHS Secretary Chertoff on REAL ID's "COUNTLESS OTHER" USES.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Governors pressure feds on Real ID funding

By Wade-Hahn Chan

Governors pressure feds on Real ID funding
Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons are calling on the federal government to issue the long-awaited regulations for the Real ID Act of 2005 and also to pump more money into the program.

In a Sept. 12 letter to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, the two governors asked federal officials to “provide the significant investment necessary to meet the requirements of the federal mandate.”

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Is REAL ID a headache because it is inherently an affront to our heritage of freedom or because it is expensive?

The answer is both.

The disturbing fact is that most state leaders see the problem of REAL ID in purely financial terms. - JR

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