Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Today's Real ID Hearing & Committee Witness Statements

Hearing Information: The Secure Identification: The REAL ID Act's Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards

VIDEO OF HEARING [Starts at approx. 30:00]

Video streaming by Ustream

Highlights from Twitter

Heyman says "It's hard to move a national program when 1/4 of the States are not in compliance." - and no plan to extend deadline.

Rep Jackson [Lee] calls  a "stalled law ready for burial"

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25 States addressed by Reps. Judy Chu & Sheila Jaskson Lee

Interesting - not a single rank and file Republican in attendance hearing.  making them uncomfortable?

 supporter: it will fix ID theft. But putting all birth certs and other docs in big electronic databases is a honeypot for thieves

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