Tommy Pope on Homeland Security
Allow opt-out for REAL ID rules for drivers licenses
We passed a bill to allow for compliance with federal ID card standards. The House gave bipartisan support to a piece of legislation that would bring our state-issued ID cards (such as a driver's license) into compliance with federally mandated security
standards. You may have seen signs posted in the airport giving ample warning that later this year the TSA will no longer accept the current South Carolina driver's license as an acceptable form of identification for boarding a commercial aircraft.
This bill makes sure that never happens and allows you and your family to travel without any issues. I also heard from some, who for valid personal reasons, did not wish to comply with the federal security minimums.
This bill also included an opt-out clause which would allow those residents to continue without any penalty and without conforming to the REAL ID federal standards.
Source: 2017 South Carolina House campaign website TommyPope.com
, Mar 11, 2017
Peace thru strength: provide military with needed resources
As a former police officer and prosecutor, Tommy Pope knows firsthand what evil looks like, and he knows how important it is to secure our communities.
He believes we must protect our communities from danger, treat our heroes--from those who serve
in fatigues in far-away lands to the men and women who form the thin blue line here in South Carolina--with the respect they deserve, and never stop our fight to provide security, hope, and opportunity for our citizens.
Tommy knows we need a real strategy to destroy ISIS in the Middle East and that President Obama's "hands off" approach has made the world less safe and less secure.
Tommy supports "Peace through Strength" and pledges to provide our military with the resources it needs to keep us safe.
Source: 2017 House campaign website PopeForCongress.com
, Feb 6, 2017
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