Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt Ceiling

No Games With the Debt Limit

When Congress ended the government shutdown last October, they also suspended the debt ceiling through February 7th, which is now only a week away.

Lew: Next Debt Limit Date is Late February

Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent a l

CBO Predicts the "X Date"

Given the nature of debt ceiling politics lately, estimating when the federal government will start defaulting on obligations has become a common,

Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increases Can Lead to a Deal

With President Obama's signature on Thursday morning, the nation went from the brink of default to having a least a little elbow room on the debt c

Looks Like We Have a Deal

After a few weeks of government shutdown and a nerve-wracking lead-up to hitting the debt ceiling, the Senate leadership announced today it had com

Keep Gimmicks Out Of A Deal

As the government shutdown continues into its 11th day, the two parties have just begun having serious negotiations about reopening the government

Rep. Paul Ryan Floats a Down Payment

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, House

One-Month T-Bill Shows Market Skittishness

As we continue to approach the October 17 deadline when the Treasury Department estimat

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