The US House of Representatives has a “drone caucus,” officially known as the House Unmanned Systems Caucus. Members received $8 million in drone-related campaign contributions, according to an investigation by Hearst Newspapers and the Center for Responsive Politics.
“Eleven drone caucus lawmakers from California, where many aviation firms are located, received more than $2.4 million from manufacturers’ political action committees and employees during the 2012 and 2010 election cycles, according to CRP tabulation of Federal Election Commission reports.”
The 60-member drone caucus was established three years ago. Recently the Senate formed its own drone caucus, with eight members, including New York Democrat, Kirsten Gillibrand (see “Niagara Falls air base may host drones“).