Proposed deadline extension for machine-readable passports.
Proposed deadline extension for machine-readable passports. Sen.
Saxby Chambliss Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. He is a member of the Republican Party. In the 110th Congress, Chambliss serves as the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry. (R-GA) recently introduced a bill advocating extending
the deadline for Visa Waiver Program The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a program of the United States of America which allows citizens of specific countries to travel to the US for tourism or business for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa. countries to obtain new,
machine-readable passports from October 26, 2004, to November, 30, 2006.
Currently, 27 countries are enrolled in the program, which allows
citizens of participating countries to visit the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. without a
visa. Secretary of State Colin Powell Noun 1. Colin Powell - United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
Colin luther Powell, Powell and Homeland Security Secretary
Tom Ridge have suggested that not moving the deadline could negatively
affect the U.S. economy.