Democratic report on U.S. debt default predicts disrupted benefits for seniors, veterans

By: - March 23, 2023 2:13 pm
Democratic members of Congress present a report on the economic impact of a possible default on the nation's debt.

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin discusses the economic impacts of a possible debt default by the federal government during a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday, March 23, 2023. She was joined by other Democrats (L-R) Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York (behind Moore), Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota, and Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom).

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.