Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ), issued the following statement after voting to prohibit the Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA) from accepting documents such as an arrest warrant or a court order to appear as valid forms of identification to board an airplane.
“An I.D. is an easy to get and well accepted form of proper identification to travel. All Americans are required to provide identification to travel. It makes no sense to allow illegal aliens, criminals, drug traffickers and others to waltz through security lines without any identification except a court order which is easily forged. I voted against this security breach and in favor of proper identification. Nevertheless, the Democrats control the House and this bill was rejected, making all Americans less safe.”
Republicans submitted a Motion to Recommit H.R. 903 with instructions to reject security breaches. All 205 Republican Representatives voted for the bill, while all Democrat Representatives voted in favor of less security. The Motion to Recommit would have prohibited TSA from accepting documents such as an arrest warrant or notice to appear as a valid form of ID to board an airplane.
A copy of the Motion to Recommit can be found here.