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June 18, 2015
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Introduction of Consumer Drone Safety Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the introduction by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of the Consumer Drone Safety Act, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB strongly supports Sens. Feinstein and Schumer's Consumer Drone Safety Act, legislation that strikes the right balance by imposing meaningful guidelines on recreational use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Broadcasters take seriously our role as 'first informers' and believe UAVs hold great potential in improving newsgathering capabilities at local stations. We will continue to engage both Congress and the FAA on a legal framework that encourages responsible use of UAVs."

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