The House Oversight Committee will finally have a hearing on UFOs, something that has been talked about for a while, POLITICO reported.
House GOP plans to hold a long-teased hearing on UFOs
A group of Republicans has been advocating for this hearing, especially after the Pentagon and other national security agencies announced their investigations into unidentified aircraft and numerous new UFO reports. Senior Republicans have tentatively scheduled the hearing for the last week of July, as shared by two Republicans familiar with the matter.
“That’s what it is about: aliens. … I think people deserve to know,” Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), one of the two Republicans, told POLITICO.
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Oversight Chair James Comer and Speaker Kevin McCarthy have both approved the idea of holding a hearing. Representatives Burchett and Anna Paulina Luna have been asked to lead the hearing. Comer’s spokesperson mentioned that the hearing is still in the planning phase but is expected to take place towards the end of this month.
The hearing is likely to be a subcommittee hearing, as stated by the Kentucky Republican. However, there has been resistance to the hearing, not only within the committee but also from the Defense Department, according to Burchett.
A Republican member of the Oversight Committee, who preferred to remain anonymous, revealed that some individuals are against the hearing taking place, while others support it. According to this lawmaker, they were informed that the hearing is scheduled for the last week of July.
“There’s just internal machinations between staff and members … Some don’t want to do it at this time right now, think it is a bad idea,” the member said, adding that there was a concern that “people will run wild with it.”
Lawmakers demand transparency and credibility in investigating UFOs as government secrecy fuels suspicions
Lawmakers believe that the multitude and diverse nature of UFO accounts have caused them and their colleagues to suspect that the government might be hiding information about potential visits from civilizations outside our planet, The Hill reported.
“Our goal is to assure credibility with regard to any investigation or record keeping of materials associated with Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena,” said Rounds. “Relevant documents related to this issue should be preserved. Providing a central collection location and reputable review board to maintain the records adds to the credibility of any future investigations.”
“There is a lot we still don’t know about these UAPs, and that is a big problem,” Rubio said.