US Passports are necessary for travel to Canada. Did you know that New Yorkers have four border crossings into Canada? New Yorkers frequently cross over into Canada using their US passports. They also produce their US passports upon returning to the US from Canada. However, some New Yorkers feels that the cost of a US passport is preventing them from getting a passport.
Their sentiments have began to pick up some steam as US Representative Kathy Hochul, a Democrat from the 26th District in New York along with US Representative Brian Higgins, also a Democrat, but from New York’s 27th District have introduced new legislation to lower the cost of getting a US passport.
The US Democratic Representatives feel that people who live in western New York are being charged so much for a passport that the cost has become prohibitive. They feel that the federal government should not be profiting from the US passport industry and that instead this should be provided as a service to US citizens in which the government breaks even.
The new passport proposal, Passport Fee Relief Act, passport holders would receive a refundable tax credit which would in essence be like getting reimbursed for the passport application fee of up to $140.
Another proposed passport bill is called the Passport Acquisition Savings and Security (PASS) Act. Under this proposal, the US State Department would only be permitted to set the passport fee at the actual cost of providing a passport.
If these passport proposals are put into effect, it would not only affect passport applicants in New York, but all across the United States. In order for the passport legislation to pass, it will need support from members of congress throughout the US.
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