Schumer signals possible rejection of UFO disclosure legislation

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed concerns regarding the future of his legislation compelling the federal government to divulge its UFO-related information, signaling potential obstacles in Congress.

The Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Disclosure Act of 2023 faces an uncertain fate as negotiators labor to reconcile differing House and Senate versions within the ongoing National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference. Lawmakers are striving to pass the defense policy bill before the year’s end.

House Republicans are “attempting to kill another commonsense bipartisan measure passed by the Senate which I was proud to cosponsor with Sen. Rounds as the lead sponsor to increase transparency around what the government does and does not know about unidentified aerial phenomena,” Schumer said in remarks on the Senate floor.

“Unidentified aerial phenomena that generated intense curiosity for many Americans and the risk for confusion and misinformation is high if the government isn’t willing to be transparent,” he continued.

“The measure I championed with Sen. Rounds would create a board just like we did with the JFK assassination records to work through the declassification of many government records on UAPs.

“This model has been a terrific success for decades. It should be used again with UAPs. But, once again, House Republicans are ready to kill this bipartisan provision,” Schumer said.

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