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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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Trump shows bipartisanship, but deal punts tough budget decisions

Economy / Press Release September 8, 2017

The short-term budget deal passed by Congress today was a positive sign that bipartisanship is possible between President Trump and Democratic leaders.

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BPC’s Shai Akabas explains the debt ceiling in plain English

Economy / News September 5, 2017

BPC’s Shai Akabas discusses the debt ceiling and the dangers of not raising it.

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How Debt Limit Could Impact U.S. Government Payments

Economy / Press Release August 24, 2017

New analysis on the debt limit and the options that Treasury faces if policymakers take no action and the government is unable to fully pay its bills.

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Costs of Nearing the Debt Limit “X Date” Emerging

Economy / Press Release August 3, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center projects that “X Date” will be reached sometime in early to mid-October.

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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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Congress dances on the (debt) ceiling, and it’s not pretty

Economy / News August 2, 2017

If the legal limit on federal borrowing is not lifted sometime in early to mid-October, the US might not have enough money to pay all of its bills when they are due.

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BPC Debt Limit Projection Now Early to Mid-October

Economy / Press Release July 12, 2017

The exact date when the federal government will be unable to fully pay all of its bills remains uncertain, but it has become clearer that it will be reached sooner rather than later.

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CBO Projects Treasury Will Run Short on Cash in October 2017

Economy / Press Release June 29, 2017

Washington, D.C.– The Congressional Budget Office narrowed its debt limit projection to early- to mid-October for when the federal government will run out of sufficient cash to pay its bills in full and on time. That time period is largely in…

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Passage of Omnibus Budget Bill Shows Congress Did Its Job

Economy / Press Release May 4, 2017

Congress did its job in passing an omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 30, the end of Fiscal Year 2017.

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