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(AP)- Collins opposed the 2005 Real ID Act, which establishes federal standards and databases for licenses, but says it needs federal funding and oversight. She said she supports stricter driver’s license standards and noted that 19 of the September11th hijackers used legally-issued licenses when boarding planes that morning.

The Maine Civil Liberties Union, which opposes Real ID as a threat to privacy, noted that Maine lawmakers passed a resolution barring use of state funds for the program. The group, along with Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, says Collins is off base in supporting the amendment to provide $300,000,000 to help fund changes associated with Real ID.