Virginia: An Omen of Things to Come for Anti-Abortion Candidates

Samantha FangNov 19, 20234 min read
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, voters in Virginia demonstrated the importance of abortion (and thus a pregnant person’s right to choose) when Virginia Democrats retook full control of Virginia’s General Assembly. Prior to the election, Democrats were the majority in the Senate (22-18), while Republicans were the majority in the […]

Flawed Flow: Unveiling the Gaps in the Safe Drinking Water Act

Jessie Gregson-WilliamsNov 19, 20234 min read
Amidst an unprecedented U.S. environmentalist movement in the 1970s, Congress enacted groundbreaking legislation to protect the public health and welfare: The Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA” or “Act”). Officially signed into law by President Ford in 1974, the SDWA was revolutionary at the time, providing a national “comprehensive regulatory framework” […]

Ensuring Economic Security in Future Pandemics

Seth BilbreyNov 19, 20234 min read
On September 09, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14,042 (“the Order”). In the Order, President Biden required all executive agencies to include a clause in their contracts stating both contractors and subcontractors would “obey COVID-19 safety guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.”  On September 24, 2021, […]

The End of a Public Health Emergency or the End for Healthcare Access?

Maria MartinezOct 31, 20234 min read
            The U.S. Public Health Emergency (PHE) that began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic concluded on May 11, 2023, ending the temporary policies started in response to the pandemic. These changes have affected the American public in different ways. For those with Medicare, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests are no […]

Insects in Halloween Candy: Trick or Treat?

Melissa BrownOct 28, 20234 min read
Spooky season is upon us, but what do you do when you get the kind of jump scare you do not want?  On October 4th, Walmart shopper Veronica allegedly experienced exactly that when she opened a package of Reese’s cups to find that mealworms and maggots had breached the batch. […]