Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt Ceiling

Maya MacGuineas

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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A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget

The national debt is currently at its highest share of the economy since just after World War II and is set to rise rapidly. Fixing our unsustainable...
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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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Updated Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

Attention is turning towards raising the federal debt ceiling, which will be reinstated on March 16, 2017 as the debt approaches $20 trillion. At...
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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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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

March 2017 Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here.
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Two Months, Four Fiscal Speed Bumps to Deal With

We are coming down the home stretch of calendar year 2015, with only a little more than two months left. Lawmakers will have to get to work as they...
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GAO: 2013 Debt Limit Showdown Shows Need to Consider Reform

Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report to Congress on the debt limit, showing that the failure to raise the debt...

Update: Fiscal Speed Bumps

Congress sped through this year's second and third "Fiscal Speed Bumps" in March, ignoring the return of the statutory debt limit (though...

The Debt Ceiling Returns...and 10 Ways to Reform It

The federal government will reach its second Fiscal Speed Bump today, as the debt ceiling will be reinstated after having been suspended since last...

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