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Jul 14

Securing Identification Cards: REAL ID vs. PASS ID

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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
Partner,
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
and former Assistant Secretary of Policy,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Brian Zimmer
President,
Coalition for a Secure Driver's License

Janice Kephart
Director of National Security Policy,
Center for Immigration Studies

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Jena Baker McNeill Jena Baker McNeill

Policy Analyst, Homeland Security Read More