Phil Mendelson


No Social Security Number? No problem!

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Phil Mendelson

Do you live in D.C.? Do you wish that you could drive, but lack a license because you refuse to get a social security number? You’re in luck! Via the Washington Examiner:

At-large Councilman Phil Mendelson is introducing a bill Tuesday that will allow D.C. residents to get a drivers license without a Social Security number.

Mendelson said he decided to introduce the bill after hearing from residents who are “philosophically opposed” to having Social Security numbers, but are legal U.S. citizens.

“There’s no rational reason for saying in order to drive a car, you have to have a Social Security number,” Mendelson said. “I’m much more interested in whether you’re texting while driving, paying attention and know how to drive.”