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Entry Title Date
Introduction Of The Commercial Uas Modernization Act February 2, 2016
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is in the process of creating a regulatory framework for commercial UAS operation, the FAA‘s existing approach to UAS integration and regulation has been piecemeal at best. As a result, we are behind other countries in developing a regulatory regime that encourages growth of this burgeoning industry, and U.S. companies are being overtaken by competition in Canada, Europe, and Asia. This legislation offers a uniform and comprehensive approach that offers our drone industry a sensible path forward."
Drones January 19, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Along with this new technology comes some, certainly, new challenges. So as our commerce committee is approaching work on the FAA bill, the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization—otherwise, in a couple of months that authorization law expires—we are going to have to address the issue of drones because we have had now a number of near misses of drones."
Faa Community Involvement December 18, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"To be clear, the FAA should be ensuring that local communities have a voice when decisions that affect them directly are being made by the agency."
Pilot’S Bill Of Rights 2 December 15, 2015
Richard Blumenthal, D-CT
"My hope is—since it has 69 cosponsors, and the will of the Senate now is apparently to move forward—that we can perhaps improve it in the course of the FAA reauthorization. I hope some of these issues can be addressed in that process. I hope my colleague Senator Inhofe will work with me to keep the policy proposals outlined in this bill in mind as we go forward with the FAA reauthorization bill—and that is scheduled to be sometime next year—so that further improvements can be given due consideration."
Remembering Lieutenant Colonel John J. Nolan December 14, 2015
Deb Fischer, R-NE
"In the 1960s, when commercial aviation was converting to jet-powered aircraft and entering into military airspace at high altitudes, John was assigned to Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, known as Air Defense Command. He became the Air Force liaison to the FAA Central Region, and he was tasked with developing and coordinating procedures to ensure safe arrival and departures within this shared airspace. In this capacity, John was also responsible for maintaining military readiness and operational capabilities."

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