Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed concern over the lack of transparency and disclosure of information on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs) or UFOs to Congress and the American people. He stated that credible sources had informed lawmakers that information on UAPs had been improperly withheld from Congress, potentially violating laws requiring full notification to the legislative branch. Schumer and Sen. Mike Rounds decried the removal of important elements from their UAP Disclosure Act during the reconciliation process for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). They sought to establish a review board to advise the president on what UAP records should be released, but that language was eliminated. However, some progress was made in the NDAA, including the National Archives gathering records on UAPs and having a legal mandate to release those records if appropriate. The U.S. government has begun publicly addressing and studying reports of UAPs, and some retired officials have come forward with claims of a secret UFO retrieval program. Schumer called for further investigation into the issue and urged colleagues to join in advancing legislation to address UFO transparency. Meanwhile, whistleblower David Grusch criticized the gutting of the UAP Disclosure Act and urged the president to take executive action to establish a board of advisers. Schumer emphasized that he and Rounds would continue working to change the status quo and complete what was accomplished in the NDAA.