The US Senate is preparing to debate a bipartisan bill that mandates the public release of potential UFO sightings documents that the US government has long withheld.
This endeavor is being spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and Senator Mike Rounds, a Republican, who are jointly seeking to ensure the revelation of data concerning what the government refers to as “unidentified anomalous phenomena,” or UAPs. Drawing inspiration from a 1992 law detailing the management of records tied to the 1963 assassination of President John Kennedy, their 64-page proposal is due to be proposed as an amendment to a large-scale bill presently under congressional consideration, intended to authorize defense funding for the upcoming fiscal year beginning October 1st.
Schumer’s endorsement is predicted to influence many of his Democratic peers, while Rounds, being a member of both the Senate’s Intelligence and Armed Services committees, brings additional weight to their cause. Schumer said, “For decades, many Americans have been fascinated by objects mysterious and unexplained, and it’s long past time they get some answers,” adding that the populace “has a right to learn about technologies of unknown origins, non-human intelligence, and unexplainable phenomena.”
The amendment calls for the US National Archives and Records Administration to accumulate UAP records from all pertinent government departments under “a presumption of immediate disclosure,” with any classified document retention necessitating justification by a review board.
Senator Rounds said, “Our goal is to assure credibility with regard to any investigation or record keeping of materials” associated with UAPs. According to the amendment’s provisions, all records must be disclosed within 25 years from the date the document was created unless the President of the United States determines it is a threat to national security.
The bill also asserts the federal government’s “eminent domain” over any retrieved unknown-origin technologies and any proof of “non-human intelligence” that private individuals or organizations may possess.