Tech Industry Group Praises House Drone Hearing

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association – released a statement of support regarding Thursday’s Congressional Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade’s hearing titled The Disrupter Series: The Fast – Evolving Uses and Economic Impacts of Drones.

“CTA applauds the work of subcommittee Chairman Burgess and the Committee for addressing this important issue. We urge Congress to allow these new technologies room to grow so that they can thrive and American people can reap their full benefits. With the right regulatory environment, the sky’s the limit,” stated CTA president and CEO Gary Shapiro.

The CTA predicts that the U.S. will reach two million drone flights per day over the next 20 years, creating more than 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

Dr. Hans Mumm