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June 7th, 2024
Grijalva, Stanton, Gallego Call for Immediate Vote on RECA Extension and Expansion Legislation

WASHINGTON — In a letter to House leadership this week, Reps. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-07), Ruben Gallego (AZ-03), and Greg Stanton (AZ-04), called for an immediate vote on bipartisan Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act expansion and extension legislation. This bill would ensure all Arizona ‘Downwinders’—people exposed to cancer-causing ionized radiation from atmospheric weapons tests conducted by the U.S. government—are recognized and justly compensated.

“Without action in the House, RECA will expire on June 10th—potentially denying Arizona families the compensation they need to pay for health care treatments,” the members wrote. “It’s long past time for the federal government to take responsibility for its actions. We urge you to bring the Senate-passed RECA reauthorization to the House floor immediately.”

The letter is available HERE.

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