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Debt Limit Analysis

Economy / Page August 2, 2017

Everything you need to know about the debt limit plus the latest projections on the “X-Date” from our economic policy team.

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Debt Limit Analysis

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw / Research July 12, 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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House-Passed Suspension Would Add Approximately $1 Trillion to Debt Limit in March 2015

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas, Steve Bell / Blog February 12, 2014

On February 8, the statutory debt limit was reinstated; prior to that, it had been suspended since October 17, according to the terms of the Default Prevention Act, which was enacted along with the agreement that ended the government shutdown….

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BPC Estimates Agreement Will Increase Debt Limit by Roughly $600 billion; Debt Limit Suspended Until February 8, 2014

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog October 18, 2013

As part of the agreement to reopen the government, Congress passed the “Default Prevention Act,” which empowers the president to suspend the debt limit until February 8, 2014. To do so, the president must send a written certification to Congress…

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