H.R. 1242: To prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.

Mar 18, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Reid Ribble
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district
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Mar 18, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 18, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 18, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
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3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]


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Prohibits the federal government from using a drone (unmanned aircraft) to kill a U.S. citizen located in the United States.
Makes such prohibition inapplicable to an individual who poses an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to another.
States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to allow the killing of a U.S. citizen located in the United States without due process of law.

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