From our perspective one thing is sure: the vast majority of American legislators, are not aware of and don't know about UAPs.
Therefore, they could be impressed by an interview with a "whistleblower" done by a TV channel, where the person made astonishing declarations about non-human crafts and corpses.
That prompted some legislators to convene a special meeting that is going to be held o July 26, 2023, dealing with UAP.
What is not known so far is who is going to the Capitol to give information to the legislators.
Our concern is real because depending on who are the people invited, that will be the result of that meeting.
In the meantime, it is imperative to remember that the AARO that operates within the Department of Defense, and the group of scientists working for NASA, both entities should be ready to present reports in July.
Our expectative is centered on those reports that have the seal of scientific work, and not of the cheap imagination of some individuals that only see the UAP as a matter of business.
We hope that the legislators will be able to discern between science and fantasy.Senator Marco Rubio had said it clearly: "Either what [Grusch] is saying is partially true or entirely true, or we have some really smart, educated people with high clearances and very important positions in our government who are crazy and are leading us on a goose chase." [taken from "The Hill", July 18, 2023]
What Senator Rubio said reveals the poverty of the basis that moves the legislators to have a special hearing: what a "whistleblower" said on a TV program. Because not only that is not enough, but finally it is not serious. What Mr. Grusch said is what is usually properly qualified as hearsay. Nothing was substantiated and demonstrated at all.
We hope the legislators won't end "on a goose chase".
And now the information we gathered from "Politico" a specialized internet publication dealing with politics. We transcribe here what was published on July 14, 2023.
POLITICO – Congress Minutes
The House and Senate are using their annual defense bills to get the government to share more information about UFOs.
Congress wants to know: Is the truth out there?
What’s happening: The House and Senate are using their annual defense bills to require declassification of reports related to UFOs, a bid to make government agencies share more information.
There’s growing, bipartisan interest on Capitol Hill as the Pentagon and other national security agencies have said they are investigating an increasing number of unidentified aircraft, which the government is now calling UAPs – unidentified anomalous phenomena.
What the Senate wants to do: Majority Leader ChuckSchumer and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) have proposed an amendment to the Senate’s NDAA that would mandate the National Archives collect and store UAP records across the government. Senators are modeling their proposal for declassifying documents on UAPs after the release of records from the Kennedy assassination, which required records to be made public within 25 years after enactment of a 1992 law.
The Schumer-Rounds amendment is also backed by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).
The big move: The new “UAP Records Collection” would carry what lawmakers are calling “the presumption of immediate disclosure,” meaning records would be public unless a new review board provided reasoning for documents to stay classified.
Harry Reid’s legacy: The late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was famously obsessed with UFOs and there’s bipartisan investment from his former colleagues in carrying on his legacy.
“The American public has a right to learn about technologies of unknown origins, non-human intelligence, and unexplainable phenomena,” Schumer said in a Friday statement.
What the House is doing: Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) got a narrower provision tucked into a sweeping defense policy bill that passed the House on Friday.
The Tennessee Republican’s measure requires Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to declassify DOD records and documents “relating to publicly known sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena that do not reveal sources, methods, or otherwise compromise the national security of the United States.” DOD would have 180 days from the defense bill becoming law to declassify the reports.
ICYMI: The new signs of life from Congress’ bipartisan UAP watchers come as the House Oversight Committee is planning to hold a subcommittee hearing later this month on the issue. But Burchett told reporters on Friday that one witness had pulled back from testifying due to pressure from the Pentagon, which he quipped “couldn’t spell UFO.”
— Katherine Tully-McManus and Jordain Carney