OpenSecrets shows $4 million dollars spent by DJI lobbying US Congress since 2017

An interesting set of numbers from a group that says this:-

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According to OpenSecrets DJI has spent $670,000 dollars already this year. These are the Bills they have lobbied.

These are the lobbyists representing them

I will keep a closer eye on OpenSecrets now.

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FAA accepts (ASTM) F3586-22 for RID – sUAS News – The Business of Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pleased to inform you that the Administrator accepts the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F3586-22, “Standard Practice for Remote ID Means of Compliance to Federal Aviation Administration Regulation 14 CFR Part 89”, with additions identified in notice of availability (NOA) as an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the requirements for producing standard remote identification unmanned aircraft and remote identification broadcast modules. 

Notification of availability (NOA) will be published in the Federal Register announcing acceptance of ASTM MOC following this communication. The effective acceptance date of this MOC will be on the day NOA is published in the Federal Register. 

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