March 21, 2024

Congresswoman Bush Statement on RECA Excluded from Government Funding Bill


Washington D.C. (Mar. 21, 2024) — Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after released text of the FY 2024 government funding bill didn’t include the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (“RECA”).

“It is beyond disappointing to see Congressional leadership fail to include any extension or expansion of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) in this upcoming spending bill. This is an insult to our communities who continue to be harmed by the radioactive waste dumped and left for decades by the federal government. How is it that our government always has endless funds for war but refuses to find the money to repair the harm it caused? But the push to reauthorize RECA is far from over. I will not stop pushing the federal government to take full responsibility by cleaning up and compensating impacted communities in St. Louis, Missouri and across this country. The federal government wronged our communities—and now they have an obligation to make it right.”

Last week, Congresswoman Bush joined Missouri House colleagues in a letter urging both House and Senate leadership, and the Appropriations Committees, to include RECA in the upcoming FY 2024 appropriations.