U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana 4th Dist., has pumped the brakes on renewing the current version of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

On Wednesday, news broke that Johnson was backing a version of the bill that would extend the current RECA law for two years without expanding compensation to radiation victims in Missouri and other states. But hours later Johnson withdrew the paired-down version of the bill, which was scheduled for a floor vote next week. He changed his mind after a meeting with U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo. 2nd Dist., according to the Washington Examiner.

There are no plans yet to vote on an expanded RECA bill.

Johnson has objected to the minimum $50 billion price tag for expanding payments to radiation victims in Missouri, Alaska, Kentucky, the Navajo Nation, and other regions not currently covered. That version of the bill was co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, and has twice passed the U.S. Senate. U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo. 1st Dist., is also advocating for the expanded bill.

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