The U.S. Senate next week will be considering a bipartisan measure that would allow the release of records regarding UFO sightings.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) are leading this effort, according to Reuters.
“For decades, many Americans have been fascinated by objects mysterious and unexplained, and it’s long past time they get some answers,” Schumer said in a statement on Friday, Reuters reports.
He added that Americans have a “right to learn about technologies of unknown origins, non-human intelligence and unexplainable phenomena.”
Their plan is to propose an amendment to legislation moving through Congress that would authorize U.S. defense funding for the coming fiscal year.
It would require the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to collect “unidentified anomalous phenomena” (UAP) records from government offices under “a presumption of immediate disclosure.”