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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

One issue that must be addressed soon is the federal debt ceiling, which was reinstated on December 9, 2017 at almost $20.5 trillion....
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With Debt Limit Reinstated, It's Time for Reform

As lawmakers go to conference for the tax bill, an important issue has flown under the radar. The debt limit was reinstated on December 9 after the...
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Maya MacGuineas: Don’t Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling. Reform It.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg: Playing Politics with the Nation’s Financial Future

Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg are co-chairs of the Fix the Debt Campaign, a project of CRFB. Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

This Q&A has been updated. See here for the latest version. One issue that must be addressed this month is the federal debt...
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Maya MacGuineas: Take It from a Fiscal Hawk: Raise the Debt Ceiling

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Aug 3, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release

A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget

A new version of this paper exists that was updated to include savings for disaster relief.   The national debt is currently at its...
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Looming Debt Limit Debate Offers Opportunity for Meaningful Reform

The debt limit was quietly reinstated on March 16. The budget deal in November 2015 suspended the debt limit through March 15, 2017, and reinstated...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here. Attention is turning towards raising the federal debt ceiling, which will be...
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Debt Limit Deadline: March 16, 2017 – Time for Reform?

One of the first legislative deadlines President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress will face is the need to raise the debt limit. The budget...

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