Reaching the Debt Limit [electronic resource] : Background and Potential Effects on Government Operations.

Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division.
[S.l] : [s.n.], 2013.
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Fiscal policy.
Debts, Public.
This report is one in a series of updates. For the most recent coverage of this report series, please see 13-R4-1633b in the 2013 issue.
Examines possibility of Federal Government reaching its statutory debt limit and not raising it, focusing on Government operations. Explains nature of Federal debt, processes associated with Federal borrowing, and historical events that may influence prospective actions. Analyzes potential implications if Federal Government may no longer issue debt, has exhausted its alternative sources of cash, and, therefore, depends on incoming receipts or other sources of funds to provide any cash needed to liquidate Federal obligations. Addresses considerations for increasing debt limit under current policy, and considers impact fiscal policy could have on debt limit going forward.
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