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S. 2502: American Security Drone Act of 2019

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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 ...

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Rick Scott

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Sep 18, 2019

Introduced on Sep 18, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 18, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 18, 2019

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S. 2502 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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