The Senate is not likely to enact PASS ID before Dec. 31, 2009 according to statements made when Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Napolitano testified at a recent hearing. Yesterday, Congressional Quarterly reported that DHS said it could grant a REAL ID extension beyond the December 31st material compliance deadline if absolutely necessary.
“Should Congress not act before it adjourns this year, DHS has planned for contingencies related to Real ID implementation, including extending the deadline as a last resort,” the statement said. “This is a temporary approach that does not advance our security interests over the long term, and DHS continues to urge Congress to enact a permanent solution to fulfill this key 9/11 Commission recommendation.”
Comment: PASS ID is just as bad as REAL ID and will infringe upon what is state domain.