Debt Ceiling

Between the ‘Line’s: Limits, Meetings, Triggers, and Cloture

Bumping Up on the Debt Ceiling – On Monday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sent a letter to congressional leaders saying that his department...
May 2, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

‘Line’ Items: Two Weddings and a Burial Edition

Wedding Vows and Vows Kept – Last week the royal wedding in England between William and Kate garnered a great deal of attention on this side of...
Apr 28, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Targeting Budget Process, Triggering Fiscal Progress

“Trigger” has become the term du jour in the budget world as of late, particularly as it relates to the debt limit, and it doesn’t...

‘Line’ Items: Post Easter Edition

After the Bunny – Easter has come and gone. Chocolate-induced comas are being overcome and many -- though not Congress -- return this week from...
Apr 18, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

‘Line’ Items: Tax Day Edition

Happy Tax Day – Today is about the consequences of procrastination for the great many waiting until the last minute to file their federal...

‘Line’ Items: Back from the Brink Edition

Deal on FY 2011 Spending Reached – A government shutdown was averted on Friday by an 11th hour agreement on federal spending for the rest of...
Apr 6, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Between the ‘Line’s: Paths, Deadlines, Ceilings and Receipts

House GOP Budget Unveiled – On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his fiscal year 2012 budget proposal, titled “The...

Scales Tip Among Senate GOP for Balanced Budget Amendment

Today Senate Republicans unveiled legislation (S.J. Res 10) to adopt a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution that has the support of all...

‘Line’ Items: Blossoms Edition

In Bloom – Spring is officially here, though the weather would have one think otherwise. Frigid temperatures and even a little snow in the...

‘Line’ Items: Stopgaps, Limits, Higher Powers and the Moment of Truth

Lots of Stopgaps, Little in Closing the Fiscal Gap – Washington averted a government shutdown last week by agreeing on a two-week continuing...

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