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Debt Ceiling

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CBO and BPC Predict Debt Ceiling Deadline Not Until the Fall

October or November -- that's the deadline by which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Fiscal Speed Bumps Will Keep the New Congress Busy

Although the 114th Congress is just getting settled, it will have to move quickly to address a series of deadlines with serious policy and fiscal...
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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.

Mixed News on the House Military COLA Bill

With the debt ceiling having been reinstated last Friday, lawmakers are scrambling to c

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 Neede

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 l

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,

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