Debt Ceiling

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Alternatives for Measuring the Federal Deficit

One of the wonkier fiscal debates that arises from time to time concerns the accounting method used to measure the size of the budget deficit. This...

Mixed News on the House Military COLA Bill

With the debt ceiling having been reinstated last Friday, lawmakers are scrambling to come up with legislation to lift or suspend it again before...

Debt Ceiling Watch 2014

In order to avoid bumping up against the statutory debt ceiling, the Department of the Treasury has begun undertaking a number of so-called "...

Everything You Needed to Know About the Debt Ceiling, Part 2

Yesterday, we updated our Q&A: Everything You Needed To Know About the Debt Ceiling to reflect the newest date for the debt ceiling, which will...
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Updated Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here. Attention is turning towards raising the federal debt ceiling, which will be...

No Games With the Debt Limit

When Congress ended the government shutdown last October, they also suspended the debt ceiling through February 7th, which is now only a week away....

Lew: Next Debt Limit Date is Late February

Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent a letter to Congress, updating the Treasury's projections of when the nation would hit its statutory...

CBO Predicts the "X Date"

Given the nature of debt ceiling politics lately, estimating when the federal government will start defaulting on obligations has become a common,...

Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increases Can Lead to a Deal

With President Obama's signature on Thursday morning, the nation went from the brink of default to having a least a little elbow room on the debt...

Looks Like We Have a Deal

After a few weeks of government shutdown and a nerve-wracking lead-up to hitting the debt ceiling, the Senate leadership announced today it had come...

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