Politicians

2024

The movement and the tracking that these new navigation systems picked up was something that no country, including the United States, on this Earth has… There’s tangible evidence of something’s going on…

— Stephen Lynch
House Oversight Committee
Jan 8, 2024

2023

[…] as a transparency measure, for the government to obtain any recovered UAP material or biological remains, that may have been provided to private entities in the past, and thereby hidden from Congress and the American people. We are lacking oversight opportunities and we are not fulfilling our responsibilities.

— Mike Rounds
US Senator (R)
Dec 13, 2023

For decades, many Americans have been fascinated by objects mysterious and unexplained and it’s long past time they get some answers. The American public has a right to learn about technologies of unknown origins, non-human intelligence, and unexplainable phenomena. We are not only working to declassify what the government has previously learned about these phenomena but to create a pipeline for future research to be made public. I am honored to carry on the legacy of my mentor and dear friend, Harry Reid and fight for the transparency that the public has long demanded surround these unexplained phenomena.

— Chuck Schumer
US Senator (D)
Senate Majority Leader
Jul 14, 2023

Advanced objects demonstrating advanced technology are routinely flying over our restricted or sensitive airspace posing a risk to both flight safety & national security.

— Marco Rubio
US Senator (R)
Feb 28, 2023

What are UAP, and why are we hearing more about them? I passed legislation requiring more reporting and analysis of unidentified sightings. Now we have much more data about balloons, drones, and other aerial phenomena so we can better protect our skies. This congressionally-mandated report released last month highlights why it’s so important to reduce stigma for reporting unidentified sightings, and why AARO, the office I helped create, is protecting our safety by rigorously investigating those reports.

— Kirsten Gillibrand
US Senator (D)
Committee on Armed Services
Feb 13, 2023

2022

There are so many of us now on the intel committee and armed services that we’re going to stand by the service members who documented this stuff. They have video. They have radar. They have heat sensors. They have everything.

— Kirsten Gillibrand
US Senator (D)
Committee on Armed Services
Aug 26, 2022

2021

Well I don’t believe they are coming from foreign adversaries. Why if there were that would suggest they have a technology that is in a whole different sphere than anything we understand, and frankly China and Russia just aren’t there, and neither are we by the way…

— Mitt Romney
US Senator (R)
Former Presidential Nominee
Jun 27, 2021
CNN

I don’t know what it is, but any time you have legitimate pilots describing something that doesn’t seem to conform to the laws of physics that govern aviation and is in US airspace, I think It’s something we need to get to the bottom of… If there is a foreign government that had these kinds of capabilities, I think we would see other indications of advanced technology. I can’t imagine that what has been described or shown in some of the videos belongs to any government that I’m aware of… I have no idea what it is but I think we should figure it out.

— Martin Heinrich
US Senator (D)
May 21, 2021
TMZ

There is something there measurable by multiple instruments, yet it seems to move in directions that are inconsistent with what we know of physics or science more broadly. That to me poses questions of tremendous interest…

— Adam Schiff
US Congress (D)
Chair House Intelligence Committee
May 17, 2021

I was told for decades that Lockheed had some of these retrieved materials. And I tried to get, as I recall, a classified approval by the Pentagon to have me go look at the stuff. They would not approve that. I don’t know what all the numbers were, what kind of classification it was, but they would not give that to me. That’s why I wanted AATIP [to get Special Access Program status] to take a look at it. But they wouldn’t give me the clearance.

— Harry Reid
US Senator (D)
Senate Majority Leader
May 1, 2021

2020

I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available.

— Harry Reid
US Senator (D)
Senate Majority Leader
Jul 24, 2020

After looking into this, I came to the conclusion that there were reports — some were substantive, some not so substantive — that there were actual [UAP] materials that the government and the private sector had in their possession… It is extremely important that information about the discovery of physical materials or retrieved craft come out.

— Harry Reid
US Senator (D)
Senate Majority Leader
Jul 23, 2020

We have things flying over our military bases and places where we’re conducting military exercises and we don’t know what it is and it isn’t ours…

— Marco Rubio
US Senator (R)
Jul 16, 2020

2016

1997

As a pilot and former Air Force officer, I can definitely say that this craft [Phoenix Lights incident] did not resemble any man-made object I’d ever seen. And it was certainly not high-altitude flares [as stated by the Air Force], because flares don’t fly in formation.

— Fife Symington
Governor, Arizona
Jan 1, 1997

1975

…I made an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where the information is stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request. It is still classified above top secret.

— Barry Goldwater
US Senator
Mar 28, 1975