WATCH: Hawley & Missouri Advocates Join Bret Baier’s Special Report on Fight to Reauthorize RECA Before Compensation Funds Expire

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Last night, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) spoke with Fox News, updating viewers on his fight to reauthorize the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and compensate Missourians whom the federal government has poisoned by failing to properly dispose of radioactive waste from its nuclear testing programs. In the first segment of a four-part series, Senator Hawley joined members of grassroots advocacy group “Just Moms” in detailing the brunt of the burden Missourians have borne for decades as a result of the government’s negligence.

“What my legislation would do is, number one, reauthorize [RECA] that for years has provided life-saving compensation for folks that the federal government has poisoned,” said Senator Hawley.

“The government has done all of this. It has imposed these hardships on these working people. . . . These working folks, they are the heroes of this story,” Senator Hawley concluded.

Watch the full interview here or above. 

Click here to dive deeper into Senator Hawley’s fight to reauthorize and expand RECA, and tune in to Fox News this week and next during the 6pm hour to catch parts 2, 3, and 4 of the series.