US HB538 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 28 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-03-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Pending: House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Expands a program that compensates individuals who were exposed to radiation from atmospheric nuclear testing and subsequently developed specified cancers. It also extends for five additional years the Radiation Exposure Compensation Trust Fund. Under current law, the program compensates, among others, individuals who were present in a designated geographic area during a period of nuclear testing. The bill expands that area to include all parts of Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona. Current law restricts eligibility to certain parts of those counties.

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Downwinders Parity Act of 2021


Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ]


2021-03-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
2021-01-28HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2021-01-28HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB612 (Related) 2021-12-20 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 158.


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