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BPC Forecasts Debt Limit “X Date” in March

Economy / Press Release December 1, 2017

BPC forecasts that the “X Date,” when the federal government will no longer be able to meet its financial obligations in full and on time, will occur sometime in March 2018.

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CBO Projects Spring Debt Limit Crunch, Similar to Previous BPC Estimate

Economy / Press Release November 30, 2017

Absent action by Congress to extend the debt limit, BPC previously estimated that the “X Date” could arrive sometime in March.

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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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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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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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Shai Akabas and Steve Bell: Trump’s Treasury secretary faces crucial test on America’s debt limit

Economy / News July 27, 2017

BPC’s Shai Akabas and Steve Bell give an update on the debt limit and what will happen if Congress fails to act before the “x date.”

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Lack of Debt Limit Action by August No Danger

Economy / News June 13, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center reiterated its projection that the “X date” would fall sometime in October or November.

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Treasury’s Auction Postponement: “Canary in the Coal Mine”

Economy / Press Release October 22, 2015

The auction would have been just one day prior to their latest debt limit estimate of when the federal government would exhaust its borrowing authority.

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Debt Limit Brinkmanship Threatens Markets

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz, Mark White / Blog July 10, 2015

Investors took the “unprecedented” step of avoiding certain Treasury securities during the standoff over the debt limit in 2013, according to a new GAO report.

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Strong Tax Season Moves Most Likely Debt Limit X-Date Window to Late 2015

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog May 18, 2015

Tax filing season has come to a close, and BPC has updated its projections of how long the Treasury could continue to pay all of the nation’s bills in full.

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