ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Schmitt sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the State Department’s inefficient processing of passports, and demanding answers for the Department’s failure to alleviate the backlog.

“Americans should expect the government to work for them, not dodge and ignore them. This passport situation unfolding at the State Department is absolutely unacceptable. Missourians shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to simply renew a government issued form of identification. I will continue to demand answers from the Biden Administration and ensure that Missourians aren’t further subjected to this bureaucratic incompetence,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.