Amendment Would Bar United Nations Drones From U.S. Airspace

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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) wants to make sure that the United Nations won’t be able to fly drones in American airspace anytime soon.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday approved his amendment on a bill funding the State Department that would bar the U.N. from using American money set aside for international peacekeeping activities to fly drones in U.S. airspace.

McCaul has been a staunch opponent of allowing drones in the U.S., though he supports unmanned aircraft use abroad and on U.S. borders. At a hearing last yearfor the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management, he expressed concern that drones will “dominate the skies” in the U.S. once the Federal Aviation Administration incorporates them into national airspace.

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