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Ashley Brandt’s identification wasn’t good enough for a TSA agent because it wasn’t issued by a state — but rather by the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States. A TSA spokeswoman referred a reporter to an online list of acceptable IDs, which included “state photo identity cards.” (This is True #1033: “It’s a Foreign Country.”) Months later, Justin Gray had a similar experience with a TSA agent who did not know what the District of Columbia was. (This is True #1051: “Where’s the Fraud?”) Now D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the TSA will make sure agents are briefed on District ID cards and include the capital’s licenses in a new training session. That training will run four hours. (AC/AP) ...Yet the online list of acceptable IDs still doesn’t mention D.C.
Original Publication Date: 07 September 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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