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 analysis suggests the GOP bill would force a 22% reduction in veterans benefits, which would eliminate thousands of staffing positions at the VA and cause Arizona veterans to lose 127,000 outpatient doctors visits.
An estimated 55,000 Arizonans would lose access to food assistance, 5,600 kids would lose preschool and child care slots, and Arizona veterans would lose 127,000 doctors visits for issues like mental health and substance disorder treatment.
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.