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H.R. 5338 (117th): Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2021

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To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Teresa Leger Fernandez

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Length: 23 pages
Sep 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 8, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


77 Cosponsors (67 Democrats, 10 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Leger Fernndez Secures the Enactment of a 2-Year Extension of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Into Law
    — Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez [D-NM3] (Sponsor) on Jun 7, 2022

Leger Fernndez, Lujn Applaud House Passage of RECA Extension
    — Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez [D-NM3] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2022

Reps. Leger Fernndez and Owens Lead Bipartisan Letter to House Leadership Requesting Vote on the RECA Extension Act
    — Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez [D-NM3] (Sponsor) on May 6, 2022

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Sep 22, 2021

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Dec 8, 2021
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H.R. 5338 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5338. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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