Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Sunday there’ll have to be three components to any compromise to address a “crisis” at the nation’s southern border: money for a border barrier, more personnel and better technology. In remarks on “Fox News Sunday,” Hoeven also insisted border patrol professionals will have to be brought into the discussion to hear “what they need” and “why” they need it. “It is a crisis," Hoeven declared. “This is something we've got to get a handle on and that's [why] you need all components — border barrier as well as technology and personnel. It's like a three legged stool.” “I think we can get to a solution but we are going to have to have all three in a way that we can agree on,” he added. “I'm certainly willing to fund personnel and technology… got to have some money for barrier as well.” Related Stories: Q-Poll: Support for Border Wall Slips 2 Points … [Read more...] about Hoeven: Barrier, Personnel, Tech Have to Be Part of Border Funding Compromise
Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, legislation designed to streamline the integration of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States. The legislation would establish an interim rule governing small UAS operations, provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with some flexibility on issues like visual-line-of-sight (VLOS), reduce the regulatory burden for commercial operators, create a new deputy administrator position at the FAA focused on UAS and encourage maximum use of current FAA UAS test sites.The FAA has already taken several steps in 2015 to expedite commercial use of UAS, including releasing the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking focused on the Operation and Certification of small UAS (UAS NPRM), approving blanket Certificate of Waiver Authorizations (COAs) and altering the Section 333 exemption process to reduce the burden on operators. While the Section 333 exemption process has … [Read more...] about Senators Booker and Hoeven Introduce the Commercial UAS Modernization Act to Streamline Drone Integration
By Elise Oggioni Published May 09, 2019 Trade War FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Sen. John Hoeven on North Korea: Our sanctions are having an effect Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on U.S. nuclear talks with North Korea and the recent increase in tensions. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven (R) told FOX Business Thursday he is pressing the administration to stay tough on China as U.S. trade talks kicked off. Continue Reading Below “Certainly this is a fight we need to win. We want China to trade fair and quit stealing our technology, but it has had a huge impact on our farmers because the Chinese have targeted our farmers. And if the Chinese continue to delay, I have made it very clear to the administration that we have to do more," he said during an interview on “Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast.” MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM TRUMP'S ATTACKS ON POWELL REPORTEDLY HURTING US-CHINA TRADE TALKS STEVE MOORE: US IN … [Read more...] about China trade fight is a fight we need to win: Senator Hoeven
decision to strike down a Texas abortion law and the unanimous decision to throw out the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. With the end of a Supreme Court term that saw four 4-4 splits as a result of being down one Justice since the sudden death of Antonin Scalia in February, LawNewz.com figured now was a good time to check in on the status of Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland.While there are various counts put out by other media organizations regarding the number of Republicans Senators that have met with Judge Garland, it appears as though most, if not all, of those counts are out of date. As of the information available on Monday, it appears as though at least 16 GOP Senators have at least met with Judge Garland.Sen. Mark Kirk, in a tough re-election fight in Illinois, was the first GOP Senator to agree to a formal sit down meeting with the nominee. Kirk has even gone a step further than many of his other GOP colleagues … [Read more...] about What The Heck is Happening With Merrick Garland’s Nomination to Supreme Court?
On May 11, 2015, Xcel Energy became the latest electric utility to obtain an exemption under Section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act authorizing the company to conduct commercial small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) operations. The exemption was issued exactly 90 days after the utility’s original petition which reflects the FAA’s continued efforts to streamline the issuance of such exemptions.The exemption allows Xcel Energy to operate a DJI Spreading Wings S1000+ sUAS for aerial data collection which the company’s petition for exemption describes as conducting “feasibility studies/pilot projects to assess the applicability, practicability and potential for implementing sUAS for tasks including visual inspections of vital energy infrastructure such as electric transmission and distribution lines, power plants (including renewable energy facilities), substations, natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, compressor stations, storage … [Read more...] about Approved Drone Use Grows Among Electric Utilities