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S. 3602: SECURE Flights Act of 2022

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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 …

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Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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

Introduced on Feb 8, 2022

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9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 8, 2022

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S. 3602 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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