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 May 16, 2005
Republican senator joins Democrats in criticizing new driver's license rules
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CAPITOL HILL A Republican lawmaker says new driver's license rules tacked on to a military spending bill will create national identification cards for Americans and stick state governments with the bill.

That's the assessment of Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander. He joined Democrats and state officials in railing against the White House-backed driver's license rules. The proposal and other immigration measures are a part of an 82 (b) billion dollar spending bill. Despite their objections, the legislation won unanimous consent. Backers say the restrictions will improve border security.

But several states fear the new rules will be costly, provide little protection against invasions of privacy and identity theft, and make getting a driver's license a bigger headache for Americans.

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