U.S. Congress Approves Measure To Create System For Reporting UAPs
The United States Congress has approved an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would establish a secure system for reporting unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), commonly known as UFOs. The system would receive reports of “any event relating to unidentified aerial phenomena” in addition to any related activity from the government, federal contractors or programs, The Hill reports.
The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), was passed by voice vote as part of a bloc of amendments to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House is expected to vote on and pass the full NDAA this week. Gallagher said the amendment will have “an important role” in improving Congress’s ability to learn more about UAPs.
“We must ensure the military and intelligence community are armed with the best possible information, capital, and scientific resources to defeat our enemies and maintain military and technology superiority,” he said in a statement.
“This amendment will play an important role in furthering Congress’ ability to fact gather and further prove or disprove the origin and threat nature of whatever seems to be flying in our skies,” he added, according to the report.