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Sen. Todd Young, co-sponsor of UAPDA, says Rounds & Schumer are top Senate negotiators on measure
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Sen. Todd Young, co-sponsor of UAPDA, says Rounds & Schumer are top Senate negotiators on measure

Ep. 202 — Sen. Todd Young (2-29-2024)
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Sen. Young’s an original sponsor of Majority Leader Schumer’s UAPDA amendment, but he wasn’t active in negotiations last year and isn’t this year. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Who?

Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) — original sponsor of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Disclosure Act (UAPDA) amendment to the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act]

It kinda felt like Rounds and Schumer headed it up and then the rest of y’all signed on?

“That’s accurate.”

Ask a Pol asks:

Your UAP measure with Schumer — are you guys talking about it? NDAA?

Young

“No,” Young replies. “Let me consult my LD [Legislative Director]. It’s been a while since I’ve revisited the status of that bill.”

Ask a Pol never heard an update from Young’s staff (nor did we ask for one!).

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Follow-up:

It kinda felt like Sens. Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were the lead negotiators and then the rest of y’all signed on?

Key Young:

“Yeah. That’s accurate,” Young exclusively tells Ask a Pol. “That’s accurate.”

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), slightly edited for clarity.

TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Todd Young

Matt Laslo: “Hey, is your UAP measure with Schumer gonna see the light of day? Or are you guys talking about it? NDAA?”

Todd Young: “No.’

ML: “You haven’t been a part of it?”

TY: “Let me consult my LD [Legislative Director]. It’s been a while since I’ve revisited the status of that bill.”

ML: “And it kinda felt like Rounds and Schumer headed it up, and then the rest of y’all signed on?”

TY: “Yeah. That’s accurate. That’s accurate.”

ML: “I will ask your colleague.”

TY: “Okay.”

Laslo cracks a joke with a staffer as the elevator doors open.

ML: “See ya later.”

TY: “K — thanks.”

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