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The Debt Limit at 100

Economy / Research March 15, 2017

The debt limit has been around for a century, but many years have passed since a serious discussion was held over its efficacy.

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Extraordinary Measures, Simplified

Economy / Research March 15, 2017

When the debt limit is scheduled to be reinstated from its current suspension, Treasury will again begin to deploy its extraordinary measures.

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Debt Limit Analysis

Shai Akabas, Timothy Shaw / Research March 15, 2017

If policymakers do not act on the debt limit, BPC estimates that Treasury will have insufficient cash to meet all financial obligations sometime between Nov. 10-16.

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Debt Limit “X Date” Likely in October or November

Economy / Press Release March 2, 2017

Policymakers should address the debt limit well in advance of the ‘X-Date’ range if they want to guarantee that the Treasury can continue to pay all of its bills in full and on time.

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New Treasury secretary’s first job: Avert a crisis

Economy / News February 13, 2017

Now that Steven Mnuchin has been confirmed as Treasury secretary, his top priority will have nothing to do with tax reform.

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Deadlines Begin To Hem In Congress

Steve Bell / Blog January 30, 2017

Even if Congress took no recesses and worked full five-day weeks, experience teaches us that Hill staff and members cannot meet the must-do fiscal agenda.

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Common Cents Podcast Series

Economy / Page January 23, 2017

BPC introduces Common Cents, a podcast series that focuses on timely fiscal and economic policy issues.

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No Debt Limit Pressure Till Mid-Summer 2017

Economy / News September 14, 2016

Lawmakers won’t have to take action on the federal government’s debt limit again until at least the middle of the summer of 2017.

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Debt Limit Brinksmanship Threatens to Return

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz / Blog September 13, 2016

Less than two months into the next president’s term, the debt limit will once again be reinstated, demanding prompt attention from policymakers.

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Warning: Debt Limit Returns in 2017

Economy / Press Release September 13, 2016

Just two months after the next president and Congress are sworn in, they will be running a government that is up against its legal borrowing limit.

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