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Financial Reform Must-Reads, December 11

Finance / Blog December 11, 2015

BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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Treasury Secretary Lew on Debt Limit, Budget Deal

Economy / October 27, 2015 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew discussed the pressing need for Congress to extend the nation’s borrowing authority.

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In search of a way to defuse the debt limit brinkmanship

Economy / News October 19, 2015

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew warned Congress that it needed to increase the $18.1-trillion debt limit by Nov. 3 or risk a federal government default.

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GOP’s debt-limit pressure grows

Economy / News October 16, 2015

Congress has just 10 legislative days to tackle a topic at the center of some of the most pitched fiscal battles of the last several years.

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Debt ceiling cash crunch: When millions won’t get paid

Economy / News October 7, 2015

Over four different days in November, the U.S. government has to cut checks to Social Security recipients totaling close to $70 billion.

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Treasury Could Run Out of Cash Mid- To Late-November

Economy / Press Release October 2, 2015

While Secretary Lew used November 5 as the date of exhaustion of extraordinary measures, the letter pointed out the uncertainties of the estimates.

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Lew Letter on Debt Limit in Line with CBO, BPC Projections

Brian Collins / Blog September 11, 2015

BPC continues to project that the X Date would most likely occur in November or December of this year.

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Debt drama looms for Congress

Economy / News August 9, 2015

Congress has a long list of unfinished business for the fall, with highway funding, tax legislation, a budget deal and a spending package all awaiting action.

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Social Security Trustees Warn of Short- and Long-Term Trouble

Ben Ritz / Blog July 23, 2015

As Baby Boomers move out of the labor force and into retirement, the ratio of workers to beneficiaries will drop to roughly 2:1 by 2034.

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BPC's Misztal: Details Still Elusive on Iran Deal

National Security / Press Release July 23, 2015

Questions remain unanswered, and heated debate between Capitol Hill and the White House is likely to continue as Congress conducts its review.

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