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house Bill H.R. 6620

Should Homeland Security Study the Threat of Drones to Critical Infrastructure?

Argument in favor

Drones are an emerging threat to U.S. security, and it’s important for Homeland Security to ensure Congress has the information it needs to make appropriate policies.

samdaman's Opinion
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09/25/2018
Yes. We’re already behind in this area and we have a lot of catching up to do. But maybe they should tackle the more immediate threat of cyber security and cyber terrorism first. That is happening right now and we’re even farther behind in that respect.
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Merry's Opinion
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09/25/2018
Haven’t they been doing this since 9/11 why are we still discuss it over & over & over again... Are we waiting fir China or Russia or Iran to start something first... More money stollen from desperately needed programs... Pathetic country we are!!! Atlas Shrugged all the way
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Alice's Opinion
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09/25/2018
I want all Representatives of the people of the US of A to pay more attention to the devastating effects of climate change to stop deregulation of toxic waste from being spewed into our air and water and to protect our wild spaces and the wildlife therein
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Argument opposed

There are already various anti-drone efforts underway in both the executive branch and various federal agencies, so there’s no need to task DHS with more research on the topic.

Rob's Opinion
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09/25/2018
The government is going to have to earn some good will before they can prove to me they are capable of handling this. I think white nationalists are a bigger threat than drones, where's the bill for looking into white terrorism?
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doingmypart's Opinion
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09/25/2018
The only security that matters these days is cyber security and election security. The rest can wait until someone with a working brain cell is in office.
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SSyar's Opinion
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09/25/2018
Cyber security is more important right now.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed September 25th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Intelligence and Counterterrorism
      Oversight, Management, and Accountability
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Aviation
    IntroducedJuly 26th, 2018

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Subcommittee on Aviation.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
  • action
    Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence Discharged.
  • action
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency Discharged.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-960, Part I.
  • action
    Committee on Transportation discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 748.
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    Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6620.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed September 25th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Intelligence and Counterterrorism
      Oversight, Management, and Accountability
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Aviation
    IntroducedJuly 26th, 2018

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    Yes. We’re already behind in this area and we have a lot of catching up to do. But maybe they should tackle the more immediate threat of cyber security and cyber terrorism first. That is happening right now and we’re even farther behind in that respect.
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    The government is going to have to earn some good will before they can prove to me they are capable of handling this. I think white nationalists are a bigger threat than drones, where's the bill for looking into white terrorism?
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    The only security that matters these days is cyber security and election security. The rest can wait until someone with a working brain cell is in office.
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    Haven’t they been doing this since 9/11 why are we still discuss it over & over & over again... Are we waiting fir China or Russia or Iran to start something first... More money stollen from desperately needed programs... Pathetic country we are!!! Atlas Shrugged all the way
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    I want all Representatives of the people of the US of A to pay more attention to the devastating effects of climate change to stop deregulation of toxic waste from being spewed into our air and water and to protect our wild spaces and the wildlife therein
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    Yes absolutely they should.
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    Cyber security is more important right now.
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    We need to keep up with changing threats as technology advances.
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    The only drones that threaten civilian infrastructure are owned and operated by the US military.
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    Government is too intrusive already!! Back off!! Unnecessary & against the constitution!! NO!!
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    I own a couple of these. with just a few thousand dollars and not much smarts you could conceivably stage a denial of service attack or other hack against a WiFi network that isn't connected to the internet. That means military nrtworks, dam control networks, smart power meters, power grid networks, hispitals, etc. The US is woefully under prepared for a state sponsored cyber attack of this nature, or really of any nature. We need to up our cyber wafrfare readiness yesterday.
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    There are more pressing needs than to study an unlikely event.
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    You mean they haven’t already? What the hell are they doing over there?!
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    This is ONE of the things, besides cyber security and searching for terrorists, etc., that Homeland Security SHOULD BE DOING, instead of separating immigrant families and making their lives miserable for wanting a better life. Don’t think that Bush had this in mind when he created homeland security, but that’s exactly what’s happened under Trump
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    Most definitely. It is obvious that with a nefarious mind these tools can be weaponized. Why does this not surprise me that we have to have a bill come through Congress for those who are supposed to serve and protect to “study” something that is already a known threat?!?!
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    The idea of drones flying over us is unsettling to me. Their is a Russian arming small drones with automatic weapons and small muscles, he plans on selling on the open market throughout the world. Now imagine it takes one Angry person or mentally unstable person to fly one such drone into a public place and operate fire. That to me is unsettling. If you don’t believe me go on YouTube and type “ Russian weaponizes personal drones” and watch the video. Then vote your Conscience.
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    It is to be assumed this action was already being taken. Our number one concern should be cyber attacks. Upgrade our electric grid. Congress has failed to do its job for so long, the public’s expectations and trust are at low levels. Politics are more important to our elected officials. Greed and re-election have priority over what’s good for the country. Congress is too busy shifting funds around to support pet projects than doing what’s best for every American. Voters must take some of this responsibility for failure because we vote the same ineffective folks into office. It’s time to shakeup the politicians. Vote out these career politicians. Get some fresh ideas into play. Stop the wasteful spending. Stop the cutting of programs because Congress spent the money we the taxpayers invested into these programs. Cut Medicare to pay for detention centers for children. No. Medicare premiums are paid to fund Medicare.
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    Waste of money
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    We deserve...”homeland security”...don’t you agree? Then do it!
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    I think that imagination alone should guide congress on this matter. Why should funds need to be allocated to this matter when we have deeper and more complex issues like cyber security to address?
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