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Congress Poised to Restore Drone Registration Tossed by Court

  • FAA’s registry of drone owners was vacated by court in May
  • House and Senate negotiators include measure in defense bill
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The government’s registration system for owners of civilian drones would be restored in a defense policy bill agreed to by House and Senate negotiators.

The measure boosting aviation regulators’ ability to regulate the burgeoning world of small unmanned vehicles was contained in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, a bipartisan compromise that is likely to be passed by both chambers.