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S. 3602 (117th): SECURE Flights Act of 2022

About the bill

Should the government be as permissive in which ID they accept as the liquor store cashier from Superbad who accepted the ID of McLovin’?


The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepts a number of different types of identification for passengers to board an airplane or enter an airport. While the two most common are passports and driver’s licenses, rumors abounded in right-wing circles that the TSA would accepting arrest or deportation warrants for undocumented people.

After Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX5) wrote to the TSA inquiring about this issue, in January the rumors were confirmed, when TSA Administrator David Pekoske confirmed in a response letter that arrest and deportation warrants “may” be accepted as valid ID. (This doesn’t guarantee that a given security agent would indeed accept them, only that …

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2022
Length: 7 pages
Feb 8, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)



Feb 8, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3602 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3602. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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