WASHINGTON, D.C.- Florida Senator Marco Rubio and five other Senators are proposing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would mandate the disclosure of records related to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP).
The amendment has support from members of both parties, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
The legislation would direct the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection of records to be known as the UAP Records Collection and direct every government office to identify which records would fall into the collection.
“There is a lot we still don’t know about these UAPs and that is a big problem,” said Rubio, Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee. “We’ve taken some important steps over the last few years to increase transparency and reduce stigmas, but more needs to be done. This is yet another step in that direction, and one that I hope will spur further cooperation from the executive branch.”
Language in the legislation specifies that the federal government would excise eminent domain over “any and all recovered technologies of unknown origin and biological evidence of non-human intelligence that may be controlled by private persons or entities in the interests of the public good.”
The amendment comes a little over a month after a whistleblower revealed publicly in an interview with The Debrief that he had given Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General extensive classified information about a covert UAP crash retrieval programs, alleging that the government has possession of retrieved intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin.
The whistleblower, David Grusch, is an Air Force veteran and former member of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Grusch testified under oath at a House Oversight subcommittee on July 26. During the hearing, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)., asked if "we have the bodies of the pilots who pilot this craft”. And Grusch replied that "non-human biologics” came with some alleged craft recoveries.
Senator Schumer says that he hopes the NDAA will pass before the Senate’s break in August .
“The American public has a right to learn about technologies of unknown origins, non-human intelligence, and unexplainable phenomena,” said Senator Schumer. “We are not only working to declassify what the government has previously learned about these phenomena but to create a pipeline for future research to be made public.”