Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight on WHTI and REAL ID Act

On 4/29/08, the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia held and oversight hearing on "The Impact of Implementation: A Review of the REAL ID Act and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative". The hearing examined whether the federal government is prepared, in regards to staffing, infrastructure, and planning to implement REAL ID and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).

Click on the witness names below to view their written statements.

Panel I:

The Honorable Stewart A. Baker, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Derwood K. Staeben, Senior Advisor, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative , Office of Passport Services, Border Crossing Card Renewal, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of Statement

Panel II:

The Honorable Donna Stone, President, National Conference of State Legislatures

Mr. David Quam, Director of Federal Relations, National Governors Association

Ms. Caroline Fredrickson, Director, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Legislative Office

Mr. Roger J. Dow, President & CEO, Travel Industry Association

Mr. Angelo I. Amador, Director of Immigration Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Sophia Cope, Staff Attorney & Ron Plesser Fellow, Center for Democracy and Technology

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 08050166.