Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

New York - Congressional Reps Want to Lower Passport Costs

Published on: June 10, 2011 10:08 AM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  

New York - Two members of New York’s congressional delegation whose districts are near the northern border say they’ve got a plan to make passports more affordable.

Democrats Brian Higgins and Kathy Hochul (HOH’-kuhl) say they’ll announce plans Friday to introduce two pieces of legislation.

Higgins and Hochul are cosponsoring the bills they say will make the documents more affordable. Their constituents need passports now more than ever because of stricter document requirements for travelers crossing the U.S.-Canadian border.

Both members of Congress serve on the Homeland Security Committee.

There are four border crossings in their western New York area.



More of today's headlines

Nevada - The Department of Corrections is denying allegations in a lawsuit that it intends to discontinue service of kosher meals to inmates. Attorneys for prisoner... New York - Over the past few years, images of the Rubashkin family have been freeze-framed in our consciousness: The meat plant. The raid. The living room. The courtroom...

 

Total4

Read Comments (4)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Jun 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM CampRunamok Says:

Do these reps know that for $55 you can get a "Passport Card" good for ground and sea passage to and from Canada, Mexico and the Carribean? For the cost of a driver's license renewal you can get passage and it's good for 10 years.

Like with another NY representative, whiners are wieners...

2

 Jun 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM A Says:

Reply to #1  
CampRunamok Says:

Do these reps know that for $55 you can get a "Passport Card" good for ground and sea passage to and from Canada, Mexico and the Carribean? For the cost of a driver's license renewal you can get passage and it's good for 10 years.

Like with another NY representative, whiners are wieners...

Unbelievable! It actually bothers you that a couple of politicians want to LOWER the cost of something. You sir are the real whiner.

3

 Jun 10, 2011 at 03:49 PM Draye Says:

Reply to #2  
A Says:

Unbelievable! It actually bothers you that a couple of politicians want to LOWER the cost of something. You sir are the real whiner.

remember the old adage "there is no free lunch".We all are going to pay!

4

 Jun 10, 2011 at 06:43 PM A Says:

Reply to #3  
Draye Says:

remember the old adage "there is no free lunch".We all are going to pay!

Nobody said anything about free, they want to lower the cost. It doesn't cost anywhere near $140 to file an application and print out a booklet. Bureaucracy has gotten used to the idea that they should be making a profit out of everything. This is insanity.

5

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!