Western Governors voice support for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2024

WGA News

In correspondence with leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Governors expressed support for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act to address the wide range of effects from nuclear weapons production and testing. The letter of May 1, 2024, signed by the Western Governors’ Association Chair, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, and Vice Chair, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, specifically supported the RECA Amendments of 2024, which would update the current statute to recognize the broader scope of populations and activities negatively affected by the nuclear weapons program and provide for the extension of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund for 19 years. The letter read, “the bill acknowledges that nuclear weapons production and testing has had much broader effects than currently recognized by statute, and Western Governors encourage you to expeditiously schedule the legislation for consideration by the full House.” Read the full correspondence for further details.

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