I saw this coming some time ago. It's all about $$$ and what some companies think they can use drones for like delivering items with drones. For that they need low level airspace that is controlled. It will be hard to fight because of the power that the big companies have with the lawmakers. AMA says they are fighting it but their footprint seems to be very small. I am not sure how many members there are in the current AMA, the best estimate I know of is about 200,000. That is a very small special interest group compared to what big companies like Google and Amazon bring to the table. The only way to try a get modelers point across is to write your representatives and also the FAA.
If you watch Xjet's video you will see a number of special interest groups and regulatory agencies in the discussion. There was no AMA presence at this meeting. The FAA and the Drone group were obviously try to paint a very bad picture of what the "threats" are. Some of which were absolutely ludicrous and false and when one member of the committee tried to bring some of the issues to light he was shut down.
Everyone who flies RC needs to keep a close eye on this topic and send emails, letters etc to the proper people to try and keep our right to fly.
Take offs are optional, landings are not.