Check out this morning’s article from the New York Daily News about Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s stunning disregard for FAA rules regarding drone use. Specifically, the Daily News correctly notes that the “Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney’s wedding.”
This is made even more egregious by the fact that Maloney sits on the Aviation subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Guess which agency the Aviation subcommittee overseas?
And as the Daily News reported, Maloney was aware of the legal problems but went ahead with the drone use anyway. And apparently neither Nancy Pelosi nor Steny Hoyer, both witnesses to the drone use, felt the need to do anything about it.
Perhaps the next time Maloney wants to violate a federal rule or regulation, he should consult with House Rule X, which allows the House Ethics Committee to investigate such violations.
NRCC Comment: “Sean Patrick Maloney has just made the statement to every voter in the Hudson Valley that he thinks the rules don’t apply to him. If Maloney can’t follow the rules of the very agency he helps oversee while serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, perhaps he shouldn’t be on that committee – or in Congress.”– NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior