Published Date:  

2006-07-20 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would extend the deadline for implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative from January 1, 2008, to the latter of June 1, 2009, or three months after DHS certifies that passport cards, or some related alternative, are distributed and machines are in place at the border to read such documents; would provide specifications for passport cards and authorize the Departments of State and Homeland Security to develop a reciprocity program with Canada.

To increase the number of types of documents able to satisfy the requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, and to ensure such documents are widely available and affordable.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas Reynolds [R-NY26, 2003-2009] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 5848

Chamber:  

House