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S. 2502: American Security Drone Act of 2019

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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?

Context

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Rick Scott

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Sep 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Mar 11, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 11, 2020.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Sep 18, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 11, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2502 is 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 S. 2502. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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