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BPC’s 2017 Debt Limit “X Date” Projections and State of Play

Timothy Shaw / Blog March 16, 2017

While extraordinary measures will provide Treasury with necessary breathing room, operating at the debt limit carries costs.

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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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CANCELLED: Regulating the Financial System During the Trump Administration

Finance / March 14, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

The future of the financial regulatory structure built through the Dodd-Frank Act and other post-crisis reforms is suddenly on the table.

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Time for a Post-Financial Crisis Review

Justin Schardin / Blog February 7, 2017

President Trump’s executive order provides a basis for improvements to financial regulation if it is approached with a focus on evidence over ideology.

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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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A Challenge to a Ginnie Mae-Based Approach to Housing Finance Reform

Michael A. Stegman / Blog December 20, 2016

Michael Bright and Ed DeMarco’s proposal to end the conservatorship of the GSEs would use the Ginnie Mae platform to create a new secondary mortgage market.

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The Impact of the 2016 Elections on GSE Reform

Michael A. Stegman / Blog November 18, 2016

While the election has surely changed the dynamics of housing finance reform, it is too early in the transition to know in exactly what ways.

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