In Focus: Debt Limit

New In Focus now available on Debt Limit.

A collection of resources focused on the United States’ impending reach of its debt limit. “Since 1960, Congress has acted 78 separate times to permanently raise, temporarily extend, or revise the definition of the debt limit” that has kept the government from defaulting on its legal financial obligations (U.S. Dept. of the Treasury). Resources include Congressional Research Service reports explaining the debt limit, frequently asked questions, and legislative procedures.


Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.