A reprieve for passports?

On July 4, I blogged about how passports are in the same fix as Real ID, with a law requiring changes that haven't been specified by the DHS. The passport deadline is a lot sooner, in 2007. Well according to this article by Faith Bremner in the Detroit Free Press:
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., inserted a provision into the 2007 Homeland Security spending bill that would postpone the requirement until June 1, 2009. The Senate unanimously approved the bill Thursday. The House must still approve the change.

Please bear in mind that postponements don't solve anything either. If Real ID gets postponed a few times, all states will be in limbo, unable to modernize, improve or fix their drivers licenses, until they finally find out what they are supposed to implement.


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