U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Joe Manchin (R-W.V.), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have formed a bi-partisan Senate Unmanned Aerial Systems Caucus (UAS) “to educate senators and staff on the capabilities and concerns of UAS and to work closely together to best shape the UAS policymaking process.”
“It’s important for all of us to understand how we can use this advancing technology to strengthen our national security and improve our ability to respond in case of natural or man-made disasters, while at the same time ensuring the privacy of all of our law-abiding American citizens,” Manchin said.
The House of Representatives has a UAS caucus as well, co-chaired by Reps. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas).