FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2023
Contact: Haley Morris
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of hearing compelling and credible accounts from UAP witnesses, Congress is now taking comprehensive action, introducing The Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Disclosure Act of 2023 as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2024 (NDAA).
Ryan Graves, a former Lt. U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter pilot who was the first active duty military pilot to come forward to Congress about UAP and co-founder of Americans for Safe Aerospace praised The UAP Disclosure Act of 2023 and pushed for Congress to commit to true transparency with the American people.
The UAP Disclosure Act is modeled on the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. If enacted, it will direct every government office to contribute UAP related documents to a Records Collection overseen by a nine member citizen Review Board that will determine whether to disclose, or schedule the disclosure of each UAP record within 25 years. The President is provided with the sole authority to overturn the decisions of the Review Board or extend the postponement of a disclosure to protect national security.
The legislation was introduced today by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and is co-sponsored by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Marco Rubio, Todd Young, and Martin Heinrich.
“Congress is taking a big step towards truth and transparency to identify what is in our skies. Thank you to Senators Schumer, Rounds, Gillibrand, Rubio, Young and Heinrich for pushing back on 75 years of stigma to make UAP an issue of national security and open scientific research,” said Ryan Graves, co-founder of Americans for Safe Aerospace. “It is essential for The UAP Disclosure Act to restore decades of mistrust with the public and UAP witnesses. To do so, Congress must also revisit the classification guidelines for UAP to ensure all findings can be made public in a timely manner. The American people deserve answers.”
Americans for Safe Aerospace (ASA) is the first military pilot led organization dedicated to UAP as an issue of national security and aerospace safety. ASA has more than 4,000 members and convenes military and commercial aircrew including David Fravor, Alex Dietrich, and Michael Greene and thought leaders on UAP including Christopher Mellon, Tim Gallaudet, Garry Nolan of Stanford, David Radzanowski (former CFO and Chief of Staff at NASA), and Avi Loeb of Harvard. ASA was founded by former U.S. Navy fighter pilot Ryan Graves, who was the first active duty pilot to come forward to Congress about UAP.