The U.S. House of Representatives has called for a permanent office within the Department of Defense to investigate, analyze and publicly share extraterrestrial activity and report its findings annually to Congress.

The proposal, made by legislator Ruben Gallego, an Arizona Democrat, and Marine Corps veteran, was included in the 2022 National Defense budget and calls for the establishment, no more than 180 days from the signing of the bill, of an office within the Department of Defense to carry out the duties currently performed by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force.

This office will have the following tasks:

1. Develop a procedure to standardize and synchronize the documentation, reporting, and analysis of all such unidentified aerial phenomena.

2. Create a centralized database so that all the different military agencies can report extraterrestrial activity in the same repository.

3. Conduct a risk assessment of these phenomena to the U.S. government.

4. If necessary, the office should coordinate with other federal agencies.

5. Share information with U.S. allies to make a better assessment of these phenomena.

6. Examine whether there is any relationship between the unidentified aerial activities and governments of other countries; this item refers to the possibility that the observed phenomena are secret military ‘technology’ of a government adversary to the United States.

The proposal also requires the office to submit a report to Congress once a year for the next five years. It even requests “an update on any efforts underway on the ability to capture or exploit discovered unidentified aerial phenomena.”

The House overwhelmingly approved the Defense Department budget that includes the creation of the office to investigate UAPs. However, the Senate did not adopt this proposal.

Instead, senators proposed increasing the budget to continue investigating extraterrestrial life but in a confidential manner, meaning that the documentation and subsequent reports would not be public knowledge.

Now that the House has passed the bill on Sept. 23, the Senate is expected to review it and vote accordingly.

The House proposal comes shortly after the Pentagon released images taken by U.S. Air Force members showing flying objects whose behavior cannot be explained with technology known to humans today.

The declassification of such images was made at the request of former President Donald Trump, who included the request in one of the emergency packages during the pandemic.

John Ratcliffe, who headed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence at the time, said the images people saw are just the tip of an iceberg.

“Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” he said. 

“Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by navy or air force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.”

Sightings of extraterrestrial phenomena have gained ground in mainstream society and ceased to be taboo.

Recently, famous singer Demi Lovato claimed to have encountered extraterrestrial life in Joshua Tree Park in the California desert.

After her supernatural experience, Lovato began visiting different places in the United States considered ‘portals’ to document her encounters with extraterrestrials and launched a TV show.

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