About the bill
Should America be purchasing drones from places like China and Iran? And if America stops, would they be able to sufficiently replace them with drones manufactured elsewhere?
At least 14 federal agencies have purchased drones, in some cases hundreds or more. This includes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The world’s largest producer of drones is DJI, a company based in Shenzhen, China. Many fear that the Chinese government may be using these products to spy or steal data, as the Chinese smartphone and telecommunications company Huawei has been repeatedly accused of.
What the legislation does
The American Security Drone Act would prevent the U.S. from purchasing any drones or “unmanned aircraft systems” from a nation identified as a national security threat. …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 10, 2020 but was never passed by the Senate.
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6 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Crenshaw National Security Bills Pass House”
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2] (Sponsor) on Feb 10, 2020
“the daily leader: monday, february 10, 2020”
— Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Feb 9, 2020
“My Votes – Week of February 10th”
— Rep. Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Feb 14, 2020
Oct 18, 2019
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Oct 23, 2019
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Nov 19, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Feb 10, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 4753 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4753. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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