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Harvey Raises Stakes on Debt Limit Debate

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey relief spending will have minimal effect on BPC’s “X Date” range, but the urgent need for funds raises the stakes for policymakers to come to a deal to extend the debt limit.

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2017 Debt Limit Analysis

Economy / Research August 24, 2017

Policymakers would need to act in advance of October if they intend to ensure that all obligations of the U.S. government are paid in full and on time.

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BPC Narrows “X-Date” Forecast to Early to Mid-October

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog July 12, 2017

BPC has narrowed its projection window for the debt limit “X Date,” when the federal government would not be able to pay all its bills in full and on time, to early to mid-October. This projection parallels the one released recently by the Congressional Budget Office, which reached a similar conclusion.

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

Tim 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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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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