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UFO disclosure bill finally passes, but with some major caveats

By T.K. Randall
December 16, 2023 · Comment icon 59 comments

The bill was not quite what disclosure activists were hoping for. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Jessica Rodriguez Rivas
The bill requires that information about UFOs be disclosed, but now gives the Pentagon free reign to withhold whatever it wants.
Known as the Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Disclosure Act of 2023, the bill would have required every government office to release to the public any and all records concerning unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) and extraterrestrial life (or 'non-human intelligence').

Championed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others, it was hailed as a major step toward full UFO disclosure and a greater level of transparency on the issue than ever before.

Earlier this month, we reported that the bill had passed the Senate but had been held up in the House of Representatives where it had been unexpectedly blocked by a number of House Republicans.

Now, more than a week later, the bill has finally passed, but several key provisions have been stripped from it, watering down its potential effectiveness as a tool for UFO transparency.
Most notably, the Pentagon and US intelligence entities will have complete freedom to determine what information about UFO cases is kept confidential and what parts are released to the public - something that would seem to undermine the whole point of the bill.

"We got ripped off," said Representative Tim Burchett, one of the lawmakers behind the bill who now believes that there had been a concerted effort behind the scenes to scupper it.

"We got completely hosed. They stripped out every part."

Schumer was similarly unimpressed, calling the changes "an outrage".

"It means that declassification of UAP records will be largely up to the same entities that have blocked and obfuscated their disclosure for decades," he said.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (59)

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Comment icon #50 Posted by Trelane 6 months ago
Once again, science, logic and facts disagree with that limited assessment. Responding to your comments isn't bullying.  There has been an explanation, you just choose to dismiss it based on some strange need to believe this speculative fantasy.   Fair enough though, I have no problem placing you in the ignore bin as well.    Bullying, indeed.
Comment icon #51 Posted by joseraul 6 months ago
Finally. Some peace. Cheerio, M8.   But yeah, hopefully this can be investigated and get some governmental transparency because thats where all that extra info would be, in regards to military encounters.
Comment icon #52 Posted by Hazzard 6 months ago
   That is not what is happening here. What is happening is that some of the ETH fanatics are claiming that we have aliens here on Earth flying around in their saucers playing hide and seek with the locals and crashing all over the place. They are trying to convince the rest of us that the evidence they have for this is hard scientific and verified by a peer review process.  It is not. Not even close. These blind faith believers doesnt have a clue about science or its method.  That is what this debate is mostly about. We are questioning the evidence brought to us and rightfully so. I thin... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by joseraul 6 months ago
I agree!  I feel like if there are any answers/explanations, fantastic or not then the military would have it. And everytime people try to get disclosure it gets blocked. That's all i'm saying. We need legit investigations by scientific entities, and/or the release of the military stuff since it would have been studied thoroughly.  
Comment icon #54 Posted by Golden Duck 6 months ago
Why would the military have it?
Comment icon #55 Posted by joseraul 6 months ago
  Seems they keep blocking full disclosure attempts? If it is nothing and fantasy then release it all.
Comment icon #56 Posted by Golden Duck 6 months ago
According to former USN Fighter Pilot the focus is on flight safety and training.  There are no resources to dedicate to study anomalies.
Comment icon #57 Posted by joseraul 6 months ago
There are confidential records on something they don't want to give up. I want the disclosure otherwise it's speculation.
Comment icon #58 Posted by Hazzard 6 months ago
Of course they have confidential stuff, its the military, its what they do. Next generation spyplanes, drones, holograms, antigravity, antimatter, and god knows what else. What if... all this "disclosure" and UFOs=ET stuff is just a smokescreen to hide their real progress and testing from the public? What if you hardcore believers have all been used in this nefarious way?
Comment icon #59 Posted by joseraul 6 months ago
Hey, could be a possibility! But people can file for more information in more than just 1 area. In fact, most ppl agree that the military might not have the top secret ufo stuff (if it does exist) because the President/Congress can work it and get access to the information. Private companies/contractors would have the top secret info because private companies/entities wouldn't be subject to freedom of information and they could keep stuff secret and not have to give it up without some sort of investigation due to criminality or something. But I think we should have more information. Period.

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