Last month, Congress and the president passed legislation to temporarily suspend the debt limit. What does that mean and when will they next have to address it? BPC has answers to these important questions.
Shai Akabas is the associate director for economic policy at BPC. He joined BPC’s Economic Policy Project in 2010, staffing the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force that year, and assisted now-Fed Governor Jerome Powell in his work on the federal debt limit in 2011.
Alex Gold joined BPC in September 2013 as a policy analyst for the Economic Policy Project. Previously, he was a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families.