The Senate wants to replace a Bush administration program to secure driver's licenses with a plan that would cost states less money.Comment: This is not true, motivation resided in an agreement the US made with the United Nations well before the supposed terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The attack was nothing more that the vehicle they used to institute the plan.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the new plan, which was introduced Monday, would refine the current program and not gut the security requirements of the ID law passed shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Napolitano says the new proposal is a recognition that
states are not adhering to the requirements of the Bush administration plan.
The National Governors Association helped write the new proposal.
The 2001 attacks were the main motivation for the original law. The hijacker-pilot who flew into the Pentagon, Hani Hanjour, had four driver's licenses and ID cards from three states.
Drivers licenses are not the purview of the federal government, but the states. This is one step to a national identification card and should be fought in every state.