Keya is a reporter at COURIER, where he covers everything from healthcare to climate change. Prior to joining Courier Newsroom, Keya worked as a researcher in the film industry and dabbled in the political world.
If the country defaults on its debt, millions of people would lose their jobs, retirement accounts would be decimated, Social Security payments could be delayed, Medicare and Medicaid benefits could be affected, and military members could see paychecks delayed.
An estimated 200,000 Virginians would lose access to food assistance, 4,900 kids would lose preschool and child care slots, and Virginia veterans would lose 162,300 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment under the bill.
After years of pressure from advocates, the three major insulin makers announced in March that they would implement monthly price caps and/or lower the list price of insulin. The moves came after Democrats passed laws effectively forcing the companies to act.
The Farm Bill provides food assistance for 41 million Americans, funds land conservation practices, is a huge source of federal investment in rural communities, and ensures all Americans they have access to a safe, stable supply of food.