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House Passes Legislation to Use Drone Technology to Inspect Critical Infrastructure

The Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act has been passed by the House.

According to Homeland Security Today, “I applaud the House for passing the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act today, which will support the use of small drones to help state and local governments better inspect and repair critical infrastructure,” Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said on September 13. “As we make historic investments in our transportation systems and infrastructure, the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act will help states, localities, and other stakeholders better inspect and maintain critical assets such as bridges and roads while training the workforce necessary to do so safely and effectively. I applaud Rep. Greg Stanton, whose work on this piece of legislation was instrumental. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this bill without delay.”

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