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The Drone Caucus

The mission of the U.S. House Unmanned Systems Caucus is to educate members of Congress and the public on the strategic, tactical, and scientific value of unmanned systems; actively support further development and acquisition of more systems, and to more effectively engage the civilian aviation community on unmanned system use and safety.

As members of this Caucus, we:

Acknowledge the overwhelming value of these systems to the defense, intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, and the scientific communities;

Recognize the urgent need to rapidly develop and deploy more Unmanned Systems in support of ongoing civil, military, and law enforcement operations;

Work with the military, industry, the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other stakeholders to seek fair and equitable solutions to challenges created by UAV operations in the U.S. National Air Space (NAS);

Support our world-class industrial base that engineers, develops, manufactures, and tests unmanned systems creating thousands of American jobs;

Support policies and budgets that promote a larger, more robust national security unmanned system capability.

& EXPAND THE POLICE STATE AND IGNORE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

http://unmannedsystemscaucus.mckeon.house.gov/about/membersh...

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LittleWing's picture

The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington

Thanks for posting about the CUSC Caucus. There is also a Senate Caucus for Drones as well. Drones are a BIG business with very powerful lobbies. A couple more informative articles:

The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jul/05/drone-makers-friends-wa...

Many of the drone caucus members are well supported by the industry they endorse. According to Bronstein-Moffly’s data, the 58 drone caucus members received a total of $2.3 million in contributions from political action committees affiliated with drone manufacturers since 2011.

10 things to know about drones
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/10-things-to-know-abou...

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

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LittleWing's picture

Senate and House Drone Caucus

Giving this information a timely bump for those that may have missed it. Wondering why the Drone hearings are poorly attended by our reps? Here's your answer. Drones are big MIC business with lucrative kickbacks for those that support. What companies and what countries supply most of the Drone industry?

"Many of the drone caucus members are well supported by the industry they endorse. According to Bronstein-Moffly’s data, the 58 drone caucus members received a total of $2.3 million in contributions from political action committees affiliated with drone manufacturers since 2011."

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.