What's the “Countering CCP Drones Act'? Is Congress about to ban DJI drones?

Elise Stefanik and a drone in jail
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Last week a piece of proposed legislation, frequently referred to as the "Countering CCP Drones Act", especially by its proposer – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York's 21st District – cleared its first hurdle in a congress committee.

As every American schoolchild knows, however, it is a bill which becomes an act and Congress doesn't really need to talk about it afterward so, in fact, the proposed legislation – to add Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) to the FCC's Covered List is, at present, just a bill. Moreover, not one that has progressed as far as the house floor for a vote yet either.

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


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He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook