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Drones Spending and Support on Capitol Hill

Drone use is expanding beyond the military, into police departments, colleges, and border patrols.  Now, drone manufacturers are making major headway on Capitol Hill.  They have their own caucus group - the Unmanned Systems Caucus.  One D.C. analyst called it a "powerful caucus" that is "not talked about."  So what sort of influence are drone manufacturers gaining among lawmakers?  Who are the skeptical detractors?  And what will all this mean for the future of drones?

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Jill Replogle, Reporter, KPBS, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk
Tom Barry, Dir, TransBorder Project, Ctr for Intl Policy
Steve Gitlin, VP of marketing strategy and communications, AeroVironment, a drone manufacturer
Michael Toscano, Pres and CEO, Assoc for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

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Thursday, July 12, 2012