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Hawley calls on U.S. House to pass RECA bill

Republican Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is calling on his colleagues in the U.S. House to take up and pass the bill to reauthorize and expand the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: 

“This has passed the Senate now twice in the last six months, with big bipartisan margins both times, almost 70 votes in the Senate this last time.  What could be more important than compensating the people of Missouri and other states who have been poisoned by their own government and lied to for 50 years?” 

St. Louis-area Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush is also calling on congressional leaders to hold a stand-alone vote on the bill. 

Radioactive waste has contaminated portions of the St. Louis area due to local production of the atomic bomb during World War Two.

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