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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
The 2005 REAL ID Act was passed due to recommendations by the 9/11
Commission that Congress enhance the security standards for
driver's licenses. The legislation put forward new
requirements to make identification cards harder to duplicate in an
effort to prevent identity theft and fraud and to keep Americans
safer from acts of terrorism. For the past several years the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the
states, has begun implementing this legislation. However,
members of Congress are now considering the PASS ID Act, which
would overturn several substantive provisions of REAL ID.
Join us as our panelists speak to the new legislation and the
impact it would have on our safety, security, and privacy.
More About the Speakers
Stewart A. Baker
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
and former Assistant Secretary of Policy,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Coalition for a Secure Driver's License
Director of National Security Policy,
Center for Immigration Studies
Jena Baker McNeill
Policy Analyst, Homeland Security