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H.R.658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 14, 2012 Became Public Law No: 112-95.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 06, 2012, with a roll call of 75 ayes, 20 nays, and 5 not voting.

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  • 39% of users support H.R.658

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  • H.R.658 has been viewed 62,846 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • National Electrical Manufacturers Association

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    • Aerospace Industries Association

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    • Air Transport Association

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    • American Institute of Architects

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    • American Association of Airport Executives

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    • United Transportation Union

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 11, 2012, by walker7 - In my opinion, this bill is too broad, very unconstitutional, and should not have been passed. It violates our Fourth Amendment. Here is a petition that you can sign to restore our Fourth Amendment rights: http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com/6015/tell-congress-restore-our-fourth-amendment-protections/?m=2316995

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      As noted by walker7, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 11, 2012, "In my opinion, this bill is too broad, very unconstitutional, and should not have been passed. It violates our Fourth Amendment. Here is a petition that you can sign to restore our Fourth Amendment rights: http://petitions.conservativeactionalerts.com/6015/tell-congress-restore-our-fourth-amendment-protections/?m=2316995"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Rep. Dan Benishek Pays Lip Service | Gary McDowell - July 31, 2012 by admin - [HR 658, Vote #220, 3/29/11] …But Claimed it Was Vital to Michigan. Benishek said “I believe the EAS is vital to Northern Michigan's economy and serves as a lifeline to private sector job creation in the First District.” [Benishek ...

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      As noted by admin on July 31, 2012, "[HR 658, Vote #220, 3/29/11] …But Claimed it Was Vital to Michigan. Benishek said “I believe the EAS is vital to Northern Michigan's economy and serves as a lifeline to private sector job creation in the First District.” [Benishek ..." (/url?q=http://www.mcdowellforcongress.com/home/rep-dan-benishek-pays-lip-service/%3Futm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Drep-dan-benishek-pays-lip-service&sa=U&ei=tmUYUL_RMYLk9ASW84DgBQ&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFr5xk-sDFgWEkleuaVuHnJGnxo_A)
    • Rep. Dan Benishek Pays Lip Service | Gary McDowell - July 31, 2012 by admin - [HR 658, Vote #220, 3/29/11] …But Claimed it Was Vital to Michigan. Benishek said “I believe the EAS is vital to Northern Michigan's economy and serves as a lifeline to private sector job creation in the First District.” [Benishek ...

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      As noted by admin on July 31, 2012, "[HR 658, Vote #220, 3/29/11] …But Claimed it Was Vital to Michigan. Benishek said “I believe the EAS is vital to Northern Michigan's economy and serves as a lifeline to private sector job creation in the First District.” [Benishek ..." (/url?q=http://www.mcdowellforcongress.com/home/rep-dan-benishek-pays-lip-service/%3Futm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Drep-dan-benishek-pays-lip-service&sa=U&ei=cBEYULeVMaKJ8AHBhYGgCA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHjm5_tDONkm0rALzuYzyuBrJoTxQ)
    • Thousands of military drones to be deployed over US mainland ... - July 08, 2012 by rowan - In January, Congress passed HR 658, which requires the Federal Aviation Administration to take steps to facilitate the integration of drones "into the national airspace system." President Obama signed the bill on February 14 ...

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      As noted by rowan on July 08, 2012, "In January, Congress passed HR 658, which requires the Federal Aviation Administration to take steps to facilitate the integration of drones "into the national airspace system." President Obama signed the bill on February 14 ..." (/url?q=http://www.uncommonthought.com/mtblog/archives/2012/07/08/thousands-of-mi.php&sa=U&ei=kGT7T_W6ILCS2AWjzvSoBQ&ved=0CDAQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNFifBm_DniCRHGpUiNywMBr7vC7iw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bills of the 112th Congresss Concerning Climate Change - September 20, 2012 by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.RES.672: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the energy, environmental, and foreign policies of th

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      As noted by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on September 20, 2012, "The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.RES.672: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the energy, environmental, and foreign policies of th" (http://www.c2es.org/federal/congress/112/climate-change-legislative-proposals)
    • EPIC Asks Congress to Adopt Privacy Safeguards for Drones - July 20, 2012 by jdsupra.com - L. 112-­‐95 §324(c)(1) (2012), available at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-­‐bin/query/z?c112:H.R.658:. 38 See, M. Ryan Calo, The Drone as a Privacy Catalyst, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 29 (2011), available at http://www.stanfordlawreview.org/online/drone .

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      As noted by jdsupra.com on July 20, 2012, "L. 112-­‐95 §324(c)(1) (2012), available at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-­‐bin/query/z?c112:H.R.658:. 38 See, M. Ryan Calo, The Drone as a Privacy Catalyst, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 29 (2011), available at http://www.stanfordlawreview.org/online/drone ." (http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/jdsupra-83369/)
    • Civilian Drones: Small, Cheap, and Easy to Hack - July 16, 2012 by PC Magazine - But is anyone excited about the fact that by 2015, we'll be seeing drones patrolling U.S. soil? In February, Obama passed a controversial bill–H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012—allowing the commercial use of drones in 2015.

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      As noted by PC Magazine on July 16, 2012, "But is anyone excited about the fact that by 2015, we'll be seeing drones patrolling U.S. soil? In February, Obama passed a controversial bill–H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012—allowing the commercial use of drones in 2015." (http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/300328-civilian-drones-small-cheap-and-easy-to-hack)
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