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house Bill H.R. 636

Reauthorizing the FAA for Two-Years and Developing Drone Regulations

Argument in favor

The FAA plays too important a role in assuring the safety of air travel in the U.S. to be in a precarious funding situation. Authorizing its funding for two years while starting the process of creating regulations for drones are necessary actions.

Connor's Opinion
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04/16/2016
Look, stupid people are already flying drones in no fly zones around our airports. They need to be regulated for the safety of our pilots and their passengers. Just like lasers, you can't just play with them near airports.
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Jstone's Opinion
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04/17/2016
Drone airspace should be regulated to assure an organized highway like system so the sky doesn't become a plastic swarm. After regulation we can adjust programming for AI to follow said regulation so the sooner the better.
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tmobley88's Opinion
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02/14/2015
Small business's spending more money only creates more jobs and more job's means less without a job
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Argument opposed

A two-year reauthorization is unnecessary, as the new Congress that begins its term next year can handle the process for fiscal year 2017. It’s too early to begin developing regulations for commercial drone use.

Jake's Opinion
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04/21/2016
I say fund the FAA, but like others have said, drone regulations are too soon. Just like the Feds / Obama wanting to regulate the Internet and now giving the DNS to some foreign country to manage. This will only hurt Americans again and stifle growth in new industries (drones).
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Paul's Opinion
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04/20/2016
Too soon to pass drone regulations like this. It could cripple many businesses in a young, rapidly growing industry.
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Rod's Opinion
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05/20/2015
Tax law is a mess...everyone knows....piling on more nonsense is insane. Implement a flat tax.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedJuly 15th, 2016
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed April 19th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 95 Yea / 3 Nay
  • The house Passed February 13th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 272 Yea / 142 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedFebruary 2nd, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to House Ways and Means
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Budget
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    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 14.
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    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-21, Part I.
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    Committee on the Budget discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 15.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 101 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 644 and H.R. 636 under closed rules.
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    Rule H. Res. 101 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 101.
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    The resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 644 and H.R. 636 under closed rules.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 636.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    Mr. Neal moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require that the bill be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment to extend the tax provisions in the underlying bill for one year in order for comprehensive tax reform to address these provisions. It also would prevent these three temporary tax provisions from permanently adding to the deficit, as opposed to the permanent extension in the underlying legislation that costs $79.2 billion and puts further pressure on the United States domestic discretionary priorities, pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation of a point of order was withdrawn.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 173 - 241 (Roll no. 81).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 272 - 142 (Roll no. 82).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate.
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    Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • calendar
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 55.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Cloture on the motion to proceed invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 0. Record Vote Number: 40.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 5. Record Vote Number: 46.
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    Considered by Senate.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 3. Record Vote Number: 47.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Resolving differences -- House actions: House agreed to Senate amendments with amendments pursuant to H. Res. 818.
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    House agreed to Senate amendments with amendments pursuant to H. Res. 818.
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    Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendments.
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    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
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    Motion by Senator Enzi to agree to the House amendments to Senate amendments to H.R. 636 made in Senate.
  • vote
    Senate agreed to the House amendments to Senate amendments to H.R. 636 by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 4. Record Vote Number: 127.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 114-190.

bill Progress


  • EnactedJuly 15th, 2016
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed April 19th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 95 Yea / 3 Nay
  • The house Passed February 13th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 272 Yea / 142 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedFebruary 2nd, 2015

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    Look, stupid people are already flying drones in no fly zones around our airports. They need to be regulated for the safety of our pilots and their passengers. Just like lasers, you can't just play with them near airports.
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    I say fund the FAA, but like others have said, drone regulations are too soon. Just like the Feds / Obama wanting to regulate the Internet and now giving the DNS to some foreign country to manage. This will only hurt Americans again and stifle growth in new industries (drones).
    Like (4)
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    Drone airspace should be regulated to assure an organized highway like system so the sky doesn't become a plastic swarm. After regulation we can adjust programming for AI to follow said regulation so the sooner the better.
    Like (4)
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    Small business's spending more money only creates more jobs and more job's means less without a job
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    The FAA has done a fine job. It deserves two more years of funding. And drones are a common sight now. Putting off regulation of them is foolish.
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    Tax law is a mess...everyone knows....piling on more nonsense is insane. Implement a flat tax.
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    Small businesses are being destroyed through continual government regulations and taxes. When I purchase property for my business, there should be NO AMORTISING! All business owners should be able to count expenditures for business property as business expenses in the year the money was spent. I don't purchase property and pay for it over a 20-25 year period. I shouldn't have to spread out the cost on taxes over a 20-25 year period! Give us a break!
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    Tax revenue can be more than compensated for by equitably increasing rates on the top 1% of
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    Thanks Obama
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    It needs to be fair to people and allow them to know why they are being inconvenienced by flight changes, cancellations, etc. it doesn't have to be such a miserable experience for everyone!
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    Too soon to pass drone regulations like this. It could cripple many businesses in a young, rapidly growing industry.
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    Definitely.
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    Small businesses are the employment engine of our country and have been virtually ignored by the Obama team.
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    Small businesses provide the most jobs. They need to be encouraged, not punished.
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    This is step one of privatizing the air traffic control system. We have the safest airspace system in the world, and those with privatized airspace systems have some of the lowest safety marks.
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    Living near an airport, I understand these regulations and the importance of maintaining them
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    While I know that the Federal Aviation Administration needs to be reauthorized, it should not get through with handouts and special deals for certain energy producers. It's basically "green pork," that does not belong as part of a must-pass bill. Let people debate whether these tax carveouts are fair -- on their own merits. It deserves vigorous debate. Congress already did a tax extenders package that extended corporate subsidies for things like wind energy. Please do oppose adding even more of this to the FAA bill -- it's bad policy, and it's bad practice.
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    FY 2016 funding bill is already late.
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    Protect passenger rights and get drones out of airspaces. This should be a bi partisan move.
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    Clearly needed, our airspace is the most crowded in the world
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