Press release: Udall talks budget, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the federal budget compromise that was reached late Friday night to avoid a government shutdown. He also discussed the bipartisan Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments of 2011, legislation he reintroduced today. For the audio, click here.

Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s remarks:

00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by discussing the federal budget compromise. Says he is reviewing the package prior to a final vote later this week. He also addressed his RECA amendments legislation, which would provide expanded restitution for Americans sickened from working in uranium mines or living downwind of atomic weapons tests.

04:40 – Answers questions regarding the federal budget compromise.