Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) has introduced H.R. 5366, the Safeguarding America’s Skies Act, which would allow the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to detect, track, and engage with drones that pose a security risk to agency facilities and assets.
According to a press release (https://hartzler.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hartzler-introduces-bill-safeguard-america-s-skies):
“Over the last several years, advances in drone technology have provided efficient and effective ways for industries across the board to conduct everyday tasks,” said Congresswoman Hartzler. “However, drone technology is also being exploited to advance crime and threaten our national security. Drones serve as a mode of transportation for illegal drugs crossing the border as well as contraband into prisons. On the other side of the globe, militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have used weaponized consumer drones to target U.S. and coalition partners. It is only a matter of time before similar acts are executed here at home to target U.S. citizens. The Safeguarding America’s Skies Act will provide our federal law enforcement agencies with the necessary tools to mitigate and prevent drone crimes from occurring.”
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