Sen. Grassley and Rep. Smith Say REAL ID Delay Endangers American LivesSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 13:57
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep Lamar Smith (R-Texas) have sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano criticizing her decision to delay the implementation of REAL ID by 20 months. States were supposed to be REAL ID compliant by May of this year, but the deadline has been extended to January 15, 2013.
Both Sen. Grassley and Rep. Smith agree that delaying the implementation of REAL ID endangers Americans. REAL ID was a recommendation of the 9/11 commission after it was discovered that several of the attackers were able to take flight lessons and board planes using their unsecured driver's licenses.