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Analysis: Debt Limit to Increase More Than $1 Trillion After Suspension

Economy / Press Release February 14, 2018

New analysis from BPC’s economic policy team projects that this budget agreement will cause a federal government deficit of more than $1 trillion next year.

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Government Shutdown Effect on Debt Limit

Tim Shaw / Blog February 6, 2018

If an agreement on budget levels and other key priorities cannot be reached, it will be important to know how a government shutdown could interact with the debt limit.

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New Tax Law Could Bring “X Date” Closer, Heightens Uncertainty

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog February 1, 2018

With Congress also debating an omnibus appropriations package and contentious immigration issues, even a swing of days on the “X Date” timing could make a big difference.

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Don’t Lose Sight of Why CFPB Was Created

Justin Schardin, John Soroushian / Blog December 12, 2017

No matter how the legal struggle over control of CFPB is decided, the next director should start with a balanced view of the agency.

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Treasury Insurance Regulation Report Includes Positive Steps, More to Do

Ashmi Sheth, Justin Schardin, John Soroushian / Blog December 7, 2017

The U.S. Treasury Department made a series of recommendations in its recent report including highlighting opportunities for insurance regulatory reform.

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BPC Forecasts Debt Limit “X Date” in March

Economy / Press Release December 1, 2017

BPC forecasts that the “X Date,” when the federal government will no longer be able to meet its financial obligations in full and on time, will occur sometime in March 2018.

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CBO Projects Spring Debt Limit Crunch, Similar to Previous BPC Estimate

Economy / Press Release November 30, 2017

Absent action by Congress to extend the debt limit, BPC previously estimated that the “X Date” could arrive sometime in March.

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Treasury Debt Limit Statement in Line with BPC Analysis

Economy / Press Release November 1, 2017

The Treasury Department’s latest statement on the debt limit is in line with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s analysis.

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Iran’s IRGC in U.S. Sanctions Spotlight

Jessica Michek / Blog October 26, 2017

When President Trump recently outlined his administration’s approach to Iran, he called for addressing “the full range of Iran’s destructive actions” beyond just the nuclear issue. The first step was calling on Treasury to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary…

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Regulate Non-Banks by Focusing on Products and Activities

John Soroushian / Blog September 20, 2017

There are serious concerns about the systemic risks posed by the non-bank sector and these concerns should be addressed through proper regulation.

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