Hawley Blasts House Leadership’s Inaction on RECA Expiration Date

Friday, June 07, 2024

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement, calling out Speaker Mike Johnson for the House’s failure to reauthorize and expand compensation funds for American radiation victims that expire today due to legislative inaction.

Earlier this week, Senator Hawley demanded that Speaker Johnson prioritize American radiation victims after his office declined a meeting that Johnson had already promised to Missouri advocates. 

Senator Hawley has continually urged the House to pass his updated RECA proposal after Speaker Johnson backtracked on sending a gutted version of RECA to the House floor—one that would fail to compensate thousands of radiation victims across the country, including Americans in Missouri, New Mexico, and the Navajo Nation.