Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah, Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah, and Rep. Bill Orton, D-Utah, along with six other Western House members, wrote Wednesday to Chairman John Murtha, D-Pa., of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in support of funding for radiation victims' compensation.

The House voted to pay $5 million to fallout victims and uranium miners. The Senate provided $15 million. A conference committee must resolve the difference.