H. R. 968
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 9, 2023
Mr. Torres of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To require the Secretary of Defense to notify Congress of certain foreign airborne objects located in the national airspace system that are capable of carrying out surveillance activities.
This Act may be cited as the
Aerial Intelligence-collection Revelation Act of 2023 or the
Notification of foreign surveillance objects
Notification to Congress
The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a written notification if any foreign surveillance object that enters the national airspace system without prior approval not later than 24 hours after such object enters such system.
Definition of foreign surveillance object
foreign surveillance object means any airborne object, including a balloon or unmanned aircraft, that—
originated outside of the United States;
is not a scheduled passenger or cargo aircraft or any other airborne object with prior approval to enter the national airspace system; and
is capable of carrying out surveillance activities.