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06.22.2017 Firm News

4 U.S. Senators Introduce Unmanned Systems Bill in Congress; Kevin Pomfret Quoted in Press Release

On June 22, 2017, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced legislation "designed to advance the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and build on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to safely integrate them into the National Airspace System." The legislation would provide Congressional authority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to "continue the registration and marking of small UAS and promote their safe and responsible use."

Williams Mullen attorney Kevin Pomfret, who also serves as executive director of the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia, was quoted in the press release:

“USAV is very pleased that Senator Warner has introduced the Safe Drone Act of 2017. The Act addresses key issues that need to be resolved in order for commercial use of UAS to grow in Virginia and across the United States. USAV encourages Congress to move forward on the Act and we look forward to working with Senator Warner in his effort to protect a vibrant business climate for unmanned systems."

To read the full press release, click here.