Congressional Members Urge Delay in Passport Initiative

Plattsburgh, NY – Two upstate New York Congressional Representatives, Democrat Louise Slaughter and Republican John McHugh, have written a letter to the chairman and the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee. The letter urges them to support proposed changes to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative - generally referred to as the passport initiative. The proposals would delay implementation and clarify just what a secure ID is for anyone crossing the U-S border. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.