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Topic - Maura Harty
During a contentious Senate hearing last week, consular chief Maura Harty took personal responsibility for the backlog of two million passport applications that has wreaked havoc on honeymoons, family getaways and business trips.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES Frantic travelers stood outside the District's regional passport office yesterday awaiting passports as a Senate committee took the Bureau of Consular Affairs to task for its slow response to unprecedented demand.
she said, was that in 2005 Hurricane Katrina reduced the capabilities of the agency's New Orleans passport office.
And, she said, many people were applying for passports with no specific travel plans in mind — but that is precisely what Northern state lawmakers had warned would happen for those living along the U.S. border who do not plan such trips far in advance.