Navajo Nation Press Conference Regarding H.R. 4426 RECA Amendments

July 27, 2023

Share of the THE NAVAJO NATION WASHINGTON OFFICE press conference information:

For Immediate Release Contact: Reyaun Francisco, Communications Officer 

July 24, 2023 (301) 875-8339 



On July 27th, 2023, the Navajo Nation Washington Office will be hosting a press conference regarding amendments to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act introduced by Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-3). The Navajo Nation supports the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act amendments and request its swift passage to assist people who have long suffered the effects of exposure from harmful radiation, including our Navajo people who continue to suffer from chronic illnesses. The press conference will illuminate the health impacts and uplift the neglected voices with key Navajo Nation leaders and sponsor of this legislation. 

Date and Time: July 27th, 2023, at 10 am 

Location: 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 

Panelists: Crystalyne Curley, Navajo Nation Speaker 

Justin Ahasteen, Navajo Nation Washington Office Executive Director 

Austin Tsosie, Dine Development Corporation Chief Executive Director 

Teresa Leger Fernandez, House of Representatives (NM-03) 

Dr. Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Colorado School of Public Health Dean 

Phil Harrison, Former Uranium Worker 

The Navajo Nation Washington Office is an extension of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President. The Office represents the diverse interests of the Navajo people by working with White House, Congressional, and Federal agencies to develop federal laws, policies, executive orders, and practices that reinforce the federal trust responsibility, respect tribal sovereignty, and achieve the priorities of the Navajo Nation.