Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

x

Sen. Mark Warner Introduces Minibus II Amendment to Boost UAS Funds

1 min read

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has introduced an amendment to increase funds for a spending package that would allot $6 million for unmanned aircraft system research.

\n\n

The amendment would boost the minibus II's UAS research funds under the fiscal 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development section of the bill from $3 million to $6 million, Warner's office said Tuesday.

\n\n

The minibus II is intended to support research efforts that would help the government safely integrate UAS into U.S. national airspace.

“This amendment will ensure we continue supporting advancements in the safe and responsible integration of unmanned systems in our airspace," said Warner, a two-time Wash100 awardee.

Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., serve as the base bill's sponsors.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Technology