Hawley Secures Senate Vote on RECA Reauthorization

Thursday, February 29, 2024

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has secured a vote on his legislation to reauthorize the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) next week. Senator Hawley’s legislation would reauthorize RECA—which is set to expire this spring—and finally compensate victims of radioactive waste in the St. Louis and St. Charles region. Without this critical funding, American victims of government-caused radiation will be denied the compensation they need to treat diseases and cancers caused by the federal government’s nuclear waste.


Senator Hawley has been a leading voice in the fight to secure just compensation for radiation victims in Missouri—and across the nation. 

This week, Senator Hawley sent a letter to his Republican colleagues in the Senate, urging them to reauthorize RECA. 

Earlier this month, Senator Hawley delivered remarks on the Senate floor, blasting Senate leadership for continuing to ignore Americans who have been poisoned by the federal government and instead shoveling money to foreign wars. 

Following its passage in the Senate in July, RECA reauthorization was stripped from the NDAA by congressional leadership.  

Senator Hawley has committed to doing whatever it takes to reauthorize this vital legislation and bring justice to victims of government-caused nuclear radiation.