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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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Can Congress Deliver Appropriations Bills On Time?

Ben Ritz / Blog May 16, 2016

In the 2000s, lawmakers more often than not passed at least some appropriations bills on time. Yet in recent years, even that has been a tall order.

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Experts say a government shutdown is likely

Economy / News September 9, 2015

As Congress gets back to work this week, it’s facing a nearly unprecedented number of deadlines and political dramas.

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Here’s how Obama’s past budget proposals have fared

Economy / News March 3, 2014

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his fiscal 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday — a document that at least one budget-watcher is calling more dead on arrival than usual. Why? Thank the diminished appetite for fiscal fights in the…

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OMB and Council of Economic Advisors Quantify Costs of the October Shutdown

Economy / Blog November 20, 2013

A new report out from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) describes that the October 1-16 federal government shutdown shaved 0.2 to 0.6 percentage points off of the growth of economic output in the fourth quarter of 2013 and…

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November Bipartisan Champions

John Richter / Blog November 4, 2013

Regrettably, it’s difficult to highlight bipartisanship in a month where political polarization brought us to a government shutdown and the brink of defaulting on our fiscal obligations as a nation.

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Real Action or More Brinkmanship?

Governance / Blog October 31, 2013

Congress’ failure to pass a budget or a continuing resolution funding non-essential government operations led to a seventeen-day shutdown of the federal government from October 1 through October 16. After agreeing to a short-term continuing resolution, Congress re-opened the government…

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FHA Commissioner: Government should act as backstop to private capital

Housing / News October 24, 2013

Housing finance reform needs to be the government’s top priority as Washington D.C., goes back to work in the wake of the government shutdown, FHA Commissioner Carol Galante said Thursday. While speaking at a housing forum sponsored by Zillow and…

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